"Secure" (overwriting of deleted data) Deletion of browsing history and such


I find deletion of browsing history and such rather pointless when it isn’t securely deleted as it is still retrievable. So, I suggest the option for secure deletion on exit.

Secure cleaning of browser data

Hi @TheRedSpy,

Is this for desktop? Brave for desktop already have this under about:preferences#security. You can enable it for clear spesific browser data when you quitting Brave.

Hope this can help answer your request.
Thank you,

Don't save History to begin with

Is that “secure deletion” though? as in it overwrites the data it deletes on exit? @eljuno

and yes for desktop


I think it’s ‘secure’ but will cc @alex for more info about this :slight_smile:


Good to here, is there an ETA on when I’ll hear back by?


Hi @eljuno not to sound rude but I highly doubt it’s secure method because closing the browser is more quicker than opening the browser and if a secure clean were to take place it would probably have to be scripted to clean in particular method (such as the ones below) within a specific time frame after the closure of the browser, which can’t be because in task manager everything seems to close. Not my expert opinion of course but just a perception.

DOD 5220.22-M (3 Passes)

NSA (7 Passes)

(4 Passes) NSA Manual 130-2

(5 Passes) IREC (IRIG) 106

(3 Passes) Canada Comm ITSG-06

(7 Passes Bruce Schneier’s)


@eljuno Any response from @alex yet?

@Numpty yah that would make a lot of sense

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Option to temp save history on RAM