The latest version of the Opera Web browser incorporates a technology that warns users when they visit a fraudulent site. (...) Like the others, Opera Software ASA's free Opera 9.1 browser displays a warning when visitors go to a site that may trick them into revealing passwords and other sensitive information.
When Opera Fraud Protection is enabled, you contact a server at Opera every time you request a Web page. HTTPS sites are checked via an encrypted channel, while IP addresses on the local intranet will never be checked. The server checks the domain name of the requested page against live whitelists compiled by GeoTrust, and blacklists compiled by GeoTrust and Phishtank. (...) The domain name is forwarded to GeoTrust in plain text, together with a hash of the URL, if the site you are checking is served by HTTP. The full URL is not sent, but a fingerprint of the full URL is needed in case you visit a dangerous page on a site that is otherwise harmless. (...) By default, Opera Fraud protection is disabled.
Msg#: 3192179 posted 12:36 am on Dec 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
I have barely noticed any slowdown with the sitecheck.
One thing that irritates me about this particular version is that when I view my adsense ads and then try to view via channels, the browser refreshes and I can't see any channel data. Frustrating in that I have to fire up anohter browser to see this data.