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Opera 7 - Personal Information
Publicly available once filled in?
lorax

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Msg#: 163 posted 6:39 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I know that if I fill in the personal information Opera will auto-complete forms that ask for it. But what I want to know is if by filling in this personal information Opera makes it available to any webmonkey smart enough to extract this info. My guess is yes.

 

Slade

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Msg#: 163 posted 6:42 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

... if by filling in this personal information Opera makes it available to any webmonkey smart enough to extract this info.

The answer should be unequivocably no. Today the answer is no. Tomorrow, some newer, smarter webmonkey will try and hack it and may or may not succeed.

lorax

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Msg#: 163 posted 6:50 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

>> Today the answer is no.

How do you know this (not being sarcastic)?

BlobFisk

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Msg#: 163 posted 8:12 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

This certainly used to be the case with the personal information people entered into their browser. To be honest, I wouldn't be in the least surprised if it's still possible.

Slade, do you have a link to some reference material on this? It'd be great to know that this has been put to bed.

lorax

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Msg#: 163 posted 9:36 pm on May 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

bump - hoping Slade will provide some insight.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 163 posted 9:59 pm on May 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Opera is as lock stock solid as any browser has ever been. The form feature has been around forever in almost it's exact same format (I'd bet it is the same code since it was introduced in 3.2x in 98). I've all kinds stuff in pi forms. No worries - and you know how security concious I am.

lorax

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Msg#: 163 posted 12:49 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks Brett - yes, that strip search just to get in to Pubcon was a real eye-opener! ;)

Slade

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Msg#: 163 posted 11:27 pm on Jun 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I guess I should have been a little clearer. As Brett stated, I don't know of any known vulnerabilities in Opera's personal info section. That doesn't mean there aren't any, or that they're not yet public knowledge, just that I haven't hear it.

PS: With Opera, I'm just a user. Brett is the man.

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