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Tech Zone => Security => Topic started by: nails on November 09, 2010, 06:08:49 pm

Title: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: nails on November 09, 2010, 06:08:49 pm
Hello
First post so hope this makes sense.

I have just purchased an Ubisurfer and when I went onto the internet and went on any pages which required sign in like email etc, the actual letters are showing in the password field rather than appearing as stars, I am just wondering if this is correct?  I have never come across this before and am wondering if I should change my settings somewhere so this does not happen.  I am not very techie minded so not a clue.

Is this what is supposed to happen, as I don't feel it's very safe???

Would appreciate any advice

Thanks
Title: Re: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 09, 2010, 06:17:34 pm
Which browser does the ubisurfer use ?
Title: Re: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: nails on November 09, 2010, 06:26:52 pm
I think it uses its own Datawind Ubisurfer browser???
Title: Re: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 09, 2010, 06:44:34 pm
It seems to be normal for their custom web browser...

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One annoying niggle was that it didn’t obscure passwords when we typed them - not a problem in the office, but not good when on the train


See here:
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/hardware/2265736/datawind-ubisurfer-review (http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/hardware/2265736/datawind-ubisurfer-review)

Can't find a fix, but I'll keep looking.
Title: Re: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: nails on November 09, 2010, 06:49:08 pm
Thanks for quick answer, doesn't sound very good but at least I know it's 'normal'.

Appreciate your help.
Title: Re: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 09, 2010, 06:53:43 pm
Are you sure it's custom, according to this the ubisurfer uses the Firefox (Iceweasel) web browser

http://ubisurfer.com.au/manual_UbiSurfer.pdf (http://ubisurfer.com.au/manual_UbiSurfer.pdf)

If it IS based on Iceweasel it's probably fixable... I'll look for a fix and post it here if I find one.
Title: Re: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: nails on November 09, 2010, 07:02:27 pm
I don't get the Firefox option on my system so was assuming that was for wi-fi users and I am using via the built in vodafone line?
Title: Re: Ubisurfer security question
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 09, 2010, 07:08:20 pm
AFAIK, Iceweasel is the version of Firefox that other companies are allowed to re-badge (re-brand) and customize... so it won't necessarily say Firefox anywhere.

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