Windows 10: Vivaldi & security

Discus and support Vivaldi & security in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I do like the Vivaldi browser & was thinking of setting up a Vivaldi account & webmail address, but this is a little concerning & I'd like to know what... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by CJW, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. CJW
    CJW Win User

    Vivaldi & security


    I do like the Vivaldi browser & was thinking of setting up a Vivaldi account & webmail address, but this is a little concerning & I'd like to know what other's think.

    I emailed Vivaldi customer service at [email protected] & asked:
    "I'd like to know, after I create & activate a Vivaldi account, can I remove my Recovery Email & Phone Number?"

    This is the response I received:
    "The short answer is no. A recovery email always needs to be linked to a Vivaldi account. If there's no recovery email, you won't be able to reset the password, receive import notifications (e.g. service maintenance announcement) & other account related emails.
    The phone number is only required when you want to use Vivaldi's webmail & blogging services. To use browser's Sync feature & to post on the Forum, you don't need to verify your number. But once you do verify it, it's not possible to remove the number. We can do it for you, but you'll also lose access to webmail & blogs."

    I don't think this is a very good security setup.
    Shouldn't/wouldn't import notifications (e.g. service maintenance announcement) & other account related emails go to the user's Vivaldi email account?
    And if someone 'broke in' to a user's Vivaldi account, they would have access to that user's other email & their phone number.
    Is it just me or is this NOT a security hole?

    :)
     
  2. qubit Win User

    Corporate Security Solution

    That made me so facepalm. Some people have absolutely no clue. I hope they don't take you for granted with all this you're doing for them.

    SonicWall is a good security product, so Mindweaver's suggestion sounds like a good one and should make for a rather bigger baby step. Let's hope they take it.
     
    qubit, Jan 7, 2021
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  3. Callender Win User
    Vivaldi

    I won't use chrome or opera chrome version. I'm still on opera presto!


    For me install location is C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe - don't know why. Perhaps that's where I put it.

    You would only need to run the installer as admin - not the browser. I note that you seem to be having issues with a few browsers"

    Haven't used it much. Used it on Windows 7 for a while. Only been using it on windows 10 for a couple of weeks.

    Chrome extensions can be installed.


    Vivaldi & security [​IMG]



    Vivaldi & security [​IMG]


    It also has Window Panel which lets you:


    • Drag tabs to change their order.
    • Group tabs by topic to save space.
    • Tile Tab Stacks to compare several web pages side by side.
    • Hibernate unused tabs or Tab Stacks for better performance.
    • Pin tabs to ensure they always stay open.
    • Mute sound in specific tabs.

    Vivaldi & security [​IMG]
     
    Callender, Jan 7, 2021
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  4. curatia Win User

    Vivaldi & security

    Microsoft Edge TLS Security

    After trying everything (not a lot of steps) listed in the Microsoft Edge support site, I did a wider search and found this very simple youtube video that fixed it immediately:

    For those who prefer not to click links the steps are simple:

    1. Click in the Cortana search bar next to the Win 10 Start button

    2. Type internet options

    3. Select internet options (control panel) from the list

    4. Click on the advanced tab

    5. Scroll down to the security section

    6. Make sure the following are all clicked:
    Use SSL 3.0
    Use TLS 1.0
    Use TLS 1.1
    Use TLS 1.2

    7. Click apply

    8. Refresh the page that was giving the error and it should now connect.

    Hope this helps, it was a 30 second fix after hours of pounding my head against the error with the Support site suggestions.
     
    curatia, Jan 7, 2021
    #4
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