Should i install bitwarden on my future laptop or should i use the web version?

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

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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.

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Thank you friend

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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.

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I’d recommend sticking with the add-on. The web vault is much more vulnerable. Even though all passwords are encrypted, anyone with a valid https certificate for could MITM the javascript that runs in the browser and use it to leak all your decrypted password. It’s not a “vulnerability” per se but it’s certainly a lot less secure than the average app/addon delivery mechanism.


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.