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Google Browser Sync

I just found out about Google Browser Sync for Firefox. With it you can synchronize your browser settings across computers (including "bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords"), and even restore tabs and windows from your previous session. You can control which settings are synced.

But while it all sounds convenient, syncing my history, tabs, and windows is about all I would allow it to do. I mean, there's a reason that saved passwords and cookies were written with local filesystem security-- they're not meant to be shared across different computers through a network. Sure, the Browser Sync extension encrypts your data, but I just don't want my history, cookies, and passwords stored on anyone else's systems. After all, encryption once thought to be "unbreakable" has been broken plenty of times before.

So I may use Google Browser Sync, but if I do I'm going to use it in a very limited fashion. The convenience of having my passwords and cookies synced is not worth the security risk of having them stored elsewhere on the 'Net.

Comments (1)

Wow, this post is fastidious, my sister is analyzing such things, thus I am going
to let know her.

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