brave sync setup did not me ask for password for encryption. how do i know my passwords which are synced between windows and android are end-to-end encrypted?
Have you tried checking out the official Help articles? Such as https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360059793111-Understanding-Brave-Sync and https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360047642371-Sync-FAQ (especially the part of
How does my data stay private? How is it encrypted?
Also, you didn’t put in a password because there’s no online account. You did have to put in your Sync Phrase or scan a QR code to do it though. That was your “password.” Beyond that Brave uses your OS keyring for the encryption.
If you doubt that, try to access your passwords. You’ll notice that if you go to where they are stored, it will be encrypted and you can’t see them. And if you go to your passwords in settings, you can’t view, edit, or copy your passwords without putting in your OS password. You’ll notice that it can’t be done.
That said, anyone with access to your browser on your OS profile would be able to have it automatically sign in on any of your saved passwords. For this reason, you should always lock your device when you aren’t using it and you should have guest accounts for anyone who will be using your device. It’s all “common sense” steps for security and privacy.
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