Im debating whether i should install bitwarden on my future laptop or if i should just use the web version.i dont know which one to do so please help me out
Bitwarden’s online terms of service are meh. (Summary)
From a privacy perspective, it probably makes more sense to use the web version as you have more control over what they can access. Additionally, if we assume that both the desktop install and the mobile app share roughly the same permissions and trackers, then sandboxing the service to a browser seems to be the best option.
If your looking for the most privacy, perhaps consider moving to Keepass.
Thank you friend
I stick to the Firefox plugin. I almost never use anything else. I do have the android app on my phone. My account is locked with my Yubikey so I’d like to think its safe.
Thanks for making the distinction between the extension and the web app. I thought the extension was just the web app in miniature or something like that. I didn’t know it was like an install of the software that is just syncing.
I like the web version because it helps maintain security: if my computer gets compromised, the attacker doesn’t have access to my passwords. And I always use HTTPS encryption when connecting to Bitwarden online.
But if you download it on your laptop, you won’t have to log into Bitwarden everytime, this can be helpful if you lose your 2FA device, but similar functions can be achieved with the web version if click “don’t ask again on this device” while entering your 2FA code.
I don’t know for sure, but it seems likely that Bitwarden would have enabled Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) in their DNS records to restrict who can issue a certificate for their domains (their TLS certificate issuer is Cloudflare):