TRUTHSEEKER

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I think the browser is extremely fast but being that a user cannot go into settings and tweak certain things makes me wonder if Maxthon Nitro is safe while shopping online or even if it is a safe browser At this moment I am using "Slimjet" which to me is the fastest among but I will admit nitro could be a little faster I am loving "Slimjet" browser which is extremely fast but Nitro got me wondering if it is safe when shopping on places like ebay?
 

darko999

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IDK what you talking about. Pale Moon is safer, since it won't allow low encrypted connections which Firefox and many other browsers allow to. In this matter, Pale Moon is safer for online shopping.
Maxthon Nitro was made for speed, not for banking boy.
 
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comfortablynumb15

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For safer banking, the browser is only half the issue. Ideally, you want a safe browser and some sort of script control like NoScript or a sandbox environment like Sandboxie. Chrome is the safer browser in its default state, but Firefox can be arguably safer with NoScript. It also depends on what security the bank itself has in place. If the bank is requiring Java or is otherwise just terribly set up for security, there is little you can do on your end.
 

jamescv7

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For shopping online you need an extension like HTTPS Everywhere to force on showing encrypted connection as possible; and mainly go to main browsers for security settings on how it can deal.

But here's the point, you need to be observant even you went on a safe site like Ebay (encrypted or not the connection) since scams on the products are just in the corner and a split second if you didn't review any background from the vendor then its totally a problem.

In the case of banking, as long you know the valid site and encrypted of HTTPS then that should not be the problem.
 
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Amiga500

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IDK what you talking about. Pale Moon is safer, since it won't allow low encrypted connections which Firefox and many other browsers allow to. In this matter, Pale Moon is safer for online shopping.
Maxthon Nitro was made for speed, not for banking boy.
Well actually firefox can be configured to deny low encrypted connections also via the about:config.There is no difference in security between pale moon and firefox.

Seeing as maxthon is a chinese company i seriously would not have any faith in the browser especially with online transactions.
 

Amiga500

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For shopping online you need an extension like HTTPS Everywhere to force on showing encrypted connection as possible; and mainly go to main browsers for security settings on how it can deal.

But here's the point, you need to be observant even you went on a safe site like Ebay (encrypted or not the connection) since scams on the products are just in the corner and a split second if you didn't review any background from the vendor then its totally a problem.

In the case of banking, as long you know the valid site and encrypted of HTTPS then that should not be the problem.
I would disagree with your statement.A browser in incognito and NO extensions enabled would be a safer option.
 

comfortablynumb15

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The thing about extensions is that they by nature poke holes in the browser, which can cause other security issues to crop up. HTTPS is a pretty solid choice though, and has proven itself over time. Incognito really only prevents your mother from seeing the porn sites you visited. It has absolutely no affect on logging done outside your computer and can't do a thing about other programs transmitting data like a keylogger or botnet. And, again, no matter what steps you take, if the banking site or online retailer is compromised or set up badly, you're in danger and/or hosed.
 

jamescv7

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I would disagree with your statement.A browser in incognito and NO extensions enabled would be a safer option.
Well browser in incognito will not save any records to your browser but your ISP will record everything. ;)

No extension can improve the performance of browser but no harm to instsll security based category.
 
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