[Closed] Security features


Everyone talks about security but why doesn’t anyone make the actual use of the browser secure with a startup password? Seems like a simple additional layer that would pair well with security-minded users. (auto locks the browser after a set time, keystroke and at startup).


Thanks for the question @Dave8o4. I think the main reason why browsers don’t do this is because it’s handled in a better way already by the operating systems. The operating system can go to a lock screen after some period of inactivity, and if you have multiple users they could each use a different user.

Let’s say we had a password that displayed when the app starts up, a user that is logged into the computer could simply go into the application data directory and open the files and view them to get any data they wanted. They could also copy out files they needed. So really the operating system lock screen for the logged in user is the only way to fully protect against this type of thing.


I Brian, I think @Dave8o4 is right. I choose Chrome ONLY for the password-protected multiple-user switcher feature. I found it incredibly useful at work (so, no need to log-in and off EVERY personal account) and also at home sharing the same computer. Single system login, multiple browser user. Just… think about it :wink:


OK if multiple people are interested in this, please post an issue here is the best way if you don’t mind to get it in queue:

Desktop: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues
Android: https://github.com/brave/browser-android-tabs
iOS: https://github.com/brave/browser-ios

closed #6