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    Bolt Web Browser & Security Questions

    Since web pages come back to my Bold formatted to fit the screen properly, I'm assuming that the Bolt browser:

    1. Sends my page request for any web site to the Bolt servers;
    2. The Bolt servers make the request for me to that page;
    3. The Bolt servers then get the requested page back;
    4. The Bolt server then forwards that page - correctly formatted for my BlackBerry screen - to my BlackBerry Bold.

    Is this a correct - though simplified - explanation of what Bolt is doing?

    If so, does this mean any login / password / secure data that I'm accessing on a requested web page via Bolt is being seen by their servers? And how secure is that?

    Please correct me if I've made any mistakes.

    John




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    I think that's pretty much right. Opera and Skyfire I believe do the same thing. They basically act as a proxy for you. It also optimizes and compresses the data.

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    Last edited by sunkast; 09-04-2009 at 02:33 PM.

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    This is something I need to keep in mind when visiting certain sites like banking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    I think that's pretty much right. Opera and Skyfire I believe do the same thing. They basically act as a proxy for you. It also optimizes and compresses the data.

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    Thanks, Sunkast. I've been looking for answer on several of the boards that I frequent and you are the only one who has answered that questions.

    Am I being aranoid: about sending login info and passwords via any of these browsers?

    Thanks again!

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon1 View Post
    Thanks, Sunkast. I've been looking for answer on several of the boards that I frequent and you are the only one who has answered that questions.

    Am I being aranoid: about sending login info and passwords via any of these browsers?

    Thanks again!

    John
    I don't blame you now days :no: can't be to cautious at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon1 View Post
    Thanks, Sunkast. I've been looking for answer on several of the boards that I frequent and you are the only one who has answered that questions.

    Am I being aranoid: about sending login info and passwords via any of these browsers?
    You're welcome. I'm with Bryan on this one. You have to question who may be storing this data. I might log into a service if it's not something I give a lot of importance to. Banking though I wouldn't do. However, I place more trust in Opera, than I do Bolt. Opera has been around for many years.

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    i have noticed that bolt wont even allow me to access one of these logins such as hyundai...once i go to make a payment it stops the process which i think is better

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