Opera Browser Gets New Feature to Protect Your Clipboard

Opera keeps working on improving its browser, and the most recent developer update available for testing provides us with an early look at a new security feature.

It’s called Paste protection, and its purpose is pretty self-explanatory. While the parent company hasn’t provided too many details on this feature, Paste protection monitors the content you copied and is therefore in your clipboard to make sure no other application modifies it.

For example, some malicious apps out there could monitor your clipboard and change information like bank accounts or crypto wallets in an attempt to trick you into transferring the funds into a different account.

So what Opera does is to monitor the sensitive data that is copied to your clipboards, including bank account information, and then display a warning when other apps attempt to read it.

Feature is currently available for testing

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