On 17/07/15 12:35 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:30:05 -0400, Daniel Micay wrote:
The Tor browser is quite insecure. It's nearly the same thing as Firefox, so it falls near the bottom of the list when it comes to browser security, i.e. below even Internet Explorer, which has a basic sandbox (but not nearly on par with Chromium, especially on Linux) and other JIT / allocator hardening features not present at all in Firefox. What the Tor browser *does* have that's unique are tweaks to significantly reduce the browser's unique fingerprint.
Tor would be a fork of Chromium if they were starting again today with a large team. They don't have the resources to switch browsers. That would only change if they can get Google to implement most of the features they need.
Vivaldi is based on Chromium. How does Vivaldi compare regarding security and privacy to IceCat, Pale Moon, Firefox, QupZilla, Opera?
It's a proprietary browser built on Chromium. It's not interesting from a security / privacy perspective.
If you want Chromium without Google integration then you can use Iridium. It doesn't remove any tracking / spying code though. There wasn't any to remove. Their redefinition of tracking just means support for any service hosted by Google (like adding a warning message when a dictionary would be downloaded from them). Most of what it does is changing the the default settings to be more privacy conscious.