For security and privacy reasons, i would like to see a feature where i can password lock my browser.
A browser is set up for ease of use, so In my browser i store my passwords, my most important bookmarks, links to my cryptowallets / adresses for easy access, portfolio’s, to exchanges i use, etc.
Eventhough my windows 10 has a password (which can be bypassed very easily) and every other loging requires a 2FA, a lot of information can be gathered from just opening my browser and checking my bookmarks or going in to settings and checking stored passwords (eventhough you can’t see them), etc. This can tell someone much more information than im willing to give.
So if someone were to ever get access to my pc, either a maleficent person, or even just someone like the IRS, or some other agency i don’t want snooping around, i can prevent that from happening or choose to give them access if im willing to cooperate.
I know a lot of people that use their browser in a similar way, and would be very happy to see a feature like this.
Also, Chrome doesn’t have this so would be another +1 for Brave
@Mikey219@iann@50cent If you use a password protected Standard User Account in Windows 10 all your passwords, addresses, etc. in Brave are private and cannot be seen by other users, but of course they are not encrypted. Your Windows 10 password is needed to view and make changes to this info.
This just makes sense, and is already something that has been implemented in the iOS app, so I would hope that it’s at least in development already and that we might see it for other Brave browsers in the very near future.
My PC was infected. The malware export all my saved passwords to a cvs file even though my PC has a Windows login password.
Would be nice to have a second authentication procedure to allow password export.
Any synced section in more than one PC can be a weak point for this kind of threat.
It would be great marketing if Brave implements this before Chrome itself.
I second the original suggestion. Please consider introducing the Master Password that would allow you to lock your stored passwords. It shouldn’t be too much of a hassle to implement such a feature and it would increase the overall security significantly.