Now here is an issue you haven’t heard about: as it turns out, both Firefox and Opera (to a lesser extent) are “leaking” your sensitive data, at least according to some reports.
The issue appears to be related to Speed Dial, which generates thumbnails of your favorite or most frequently visited web pages. As web browser takes a screenshot of the site, it does little to protect user’s privacy, especially when data is served over the SSL connection.
While Firefox now uses gray boxes for SSL sites when generating thumbnails, it still takes and saves that site’s screenshot into a local cache, which can be accessed by various individuals. As seen in the screenshot below, you can still tell that this is Google’s Authenticator QR code, which can be processed by today’s smartphones without any issues.
While this isn’t exactly an urgent matter (considering that only a small percentage of overall users are affected by this), Mozilla as actively working to solve the issue.
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