Increase security, privacy, and speed by switching to Brave Browser

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I consider myself a power user, and am very demanding with my hardware and software. I've used Google Chrome for a long time and attempted to switch to Brave a few times but never really fully committed to trying it. If it wasn't my primary browser, I wasn't going to really know if it was right for me.

About a year ago I finally decided I will make Brave my primary browser and attempt to function 100% in it. Once I did that, I was really able to see if it was going to work for me.

It didn't take long to realize I wasn't going back to Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser.

Why?

Brave is more secure, it doesn't phone home like Chrome does, it is faster than other browsers, it has native MetaMask functionality, it can block ads as good as uBlock Origin without an addition extension, and you can earn BAT tokens if you decided to turn on Brave Rewards.

Even after switching to Brave, I frequently used Chrome and Firefox for different "sessions" when I wanted to log into two different accounts at once, or wanted to separate Hive and Steem activities.

A while ago I decided to completely eliminate other browsers and use Brave exclusively, even as secondary profiles. I wrote a post I highly recommend you check out if you want to learn how to increase your personal security by using browser user profiles. Seriously, go check it out, I'll wait.

Now I have a few different profiles that serve the same purpose of multiple browsers as well as increasing security.



For example, I have my Filthy Casual profile which is my main profile I use on a day to day basis. This browser has my standard day to day extensions and websites I work with on a daily basis.

I have another profile dedicated to LeoFinance CubFi, why you may ask? Well the main reason for this is CubFi uses the Binance Smart Chain which means I have to configure MetaMask to use a different RPC server and configuration. It's easier to use a dedicated profile for this so I can always have the native MetaMask connected to BSC and I can easily work with CubFi without switching back and forth. This is a huge time saver and you can see my two profiles loaded at once.

Finally, I have a Clean Freak which is my most secure profile. I don't run many extensions, but in this profile I do not have any extensions. I switch to this profile when I need the most security. Keep in mind, extensions are one of the most dangerous things you can install on your machine.

I have some other profiles, but none of them are related to Hive.

While Chrome can do this as well, Brave does it better.

Brave also has a fantastic Ad Blocker built-in without installing a third party extension. I have used uBlock Origin for years, Brave has completely eliminated the need to do so. In fact, you can use the same lists if you want.

I've had this profile running for 2 days, and already saved almost 300MB of junk downloaded.

There are two additional lists I add to remove the endless cookie notifications and annoying elements. Otherwise, the standard config works great. I never see YouTube ads, or ads anywhere for that matter.

Brave will also reduce fingerprinting your browser, cross-site cookies, and trackers, all while upgrading your connect to HTTPS whenever possible.



Brave has built-in crypto wallet support and even plays nice with hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor.



Want to get paid to surf? Turn on Brave Rewards and earn BAT, currently one of the best performing crypo assets.


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I could go on, there are many other reasons to switch to Brave and I highly suggest you give it a try.

Most importantly, you owe it to yourself to being more secure and increasing your privacy.

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Been using brave but hadn’t thought about using profiles, how do you sync all you bookmarks between profiles or brave browser on different machines?

You can use the same sync chain between profiles and just select to sync only bookmarks. I don't use bookmarks though.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
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I switched over to Brave a year ago and found it more than satisfactory. And of course Brave rewards are additional incentive. For now I wanna continue using Brave and collecting BATs indefinitely and may be cash them out one day.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
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Switch over to Brave fully when they introduce the ability to import everything over with a single click from my Chrome setup. Braves rewarding and also simply awesome in terms of keeping your system safe and providing a better and faster user experience.

I also believe they are working on a few more projects now to add into Brave which should take the price as well as capability of it to an all new level.

Id say using Brave full time each month should net you about $5-$10 in value of Brave right now. See that token 10x that's now $50 - $100 a month not too bad!

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...using it pays for my VPN! (who accept crypto as payment!)


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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I've been using Brave for over a year now. Getting BAT for just using the browser is the best bit.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Just few days ago I was told about it, may give it a go

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I'm using Brave as long as Brave exists, before the ads were running ... and still love it. But I really do have to look at the different profiles because that is something I never thought about before and could be a real time-saver. Thanks for bringing that up.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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i just did this, nice one! i like it too...

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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well i got 2 BATs....lol they might fly away....in the night

I love Brave and use it exclusively as well, but the one thing that has been an issue for me is the built-in crypto wallets. They are all sorts of buggy for me to the point that I've just disabled them and switched to using the Metamask browser extension instead.

Some examples of the issues are:

  1. It doesn't let me have multiple hardware wallet addresses connected at the same time
  2. It doesn't save my wallet names whenever the browser is closed or crypto wallets are locked, so when i go back in all my wallets are just labelled "account 1", "account 2", etc. and also it doesn't save my assets for those wallets so i have to back and re-add all of the tokens.

Not sure if that's just me or if it happens to everyone...

  1. You mean one hardware wallet but multiple addresses not multiple hardware wallets right? If so, try using a unique profile for each address. If it is only two addresses, it works great. Like I have one for CubFi so I can keep it linked to another address and set to point the Binance Smart Chain RPCs. I know that profile is always connected to my Leo wallet on BSC.

  2. 100% agree on this and it is very annoying. Even just switching wallets can cause this. There is an open issue for this and they are aware of it and working on it.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Yes I agree and use Brave, BAT is pumping and the ads are blocked, what a pleasure.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I have only been using Brave moderately for a couple of different things. I don't think it would be something I could switch to completely. I like the idea that you can tailor your profiles for your specific needs. That is pretty cool. Nice overview. Thanks for sharing this!

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Give it an honest try as your main browser for 1 week. See if you want to switch back after that.

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Alright, I will have to see what I can do. I love chrome but I know it sucks at privacy and is a resource hog. The biggest issue will be if all of my extensions are available in Brave.

You know Brave uses the same code base as Chrome, and uses same extensions.

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You know, now that you mention it... Yeah, I seriously forgot about that.

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Thanks!

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Definitely an awesome project 👏🦁

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
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Huh, maybe I should check out this POB token and tribe. 😆

But seriously, thank you! I'll learn more about that 😀

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Lex Fridman has a good interview with the main guy behind Brave, Brendan Eich. He's also the person who created Javascript. He was part of Netscape and Mozilla back in the day. Brave is not some random project made by random people in a start-up.

A couple of years ago I stopped using Brave after using it for a few months. There were a couple of sites that Brave was having problems with. When the latest bull run hit, I remembered that I'd verified my Uphold account and had some BAT in it. I checked my account for the first time in years and there was about $200 in there. Not bad for doing what I was going to do anyways. I'm back to Brave fulltime now.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I have been using it for almost a year now and I am quite satisfied.

I love the ad blocker feature and a lot of the customizable features. I earned close to 120$ just browsing. Better than 0$ with ALL the other ones !

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Thank you 🙏 for these PoB ! I am loving getting them and staking them !

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Thanks for coming up with the updates. I am using this browser when I know it. About 95% work i do with Brave browser although adds are not regular. I love this initiative in the area of Browser. That's why I use it. Its more secures that's good news.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I just got my first Brave token monthly reward and it feels good! $5 of tokens isn't life-changing but it feels very satisfying to get a piece of the ad revenue from my own browsing.

Your technique of multiple profiles is awesome, I have never done that. Will be trying to set it up, maybe even just one for casual browsing and one for secure browsing could go a long way...

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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On my phone I primarily use Brave, but the problem with Work Desktop is that chrome or firefox gives so much advantage over Brave using extensions is what lacking still on Brave

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
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Been using Brave for going on 3 years now and love it! The best thing about it other than all the awesome parts you mentioned... The team... I can hit up the lead dev on Twitter anytime and give feedback or if for whatever reason I need support. I also have one of the copper coins he minted a while back, lol. But BAT and Brave are one of my favorite projects in the space over all. All of my sites are Brave verified sites, lol.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I have been using it for about 2 years and it is excellent!

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I use Brave everyday, its my favorite browser.
The addition of a DEX to the Brave ecosystem may provide added value to both Brave and Basic Attention Token. It has the potential to be game changer.

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Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I'm interested in the savings of downloaded garbage.

Because using chrome I feel that my pc is getting slower and slower.

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It is my standard browser and invested a year ago some bucks in Bat, its really a promising project

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I've been using Brave for a long time. I started looking for the performance in Bat and I have to say that I was disappointed, I barely generate income. However, as a browser it is much faster and has all the functionalities that I need. That of the profiles had not thought about it but it seems an interesting idea, I will try it.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I'm using Brave right now :) glad more people are seeing its value and coming onboard.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Been using Brave for about 3 years and it's never let me down yet!

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I've been using Brave for about a year now and hands down it's my favorite browser. Love the ad block. The rewards are nice too! On top of that it just works!

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I use Brave almost since I started discovering cryptos, but still use Firefox too; apparently I do need to take an even better look at it, had no idea you could create differents profiles! Thanks for the heads up, time to boost my Brave experience!

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Thank you!

Good post, and thanks for the tip about the profiles! I've been using Brave for half a year now, but hadn't thought of making profiles yet! :)

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Just started making use of it

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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If you are using Chrome: switch! :)
I'm using Brave now for more than one year. The ad blockin is really handy as well as getting paid for valuing better ads.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Brave is awesome and incredibly efficient. Love getting paid for just using my computer. Great points

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I will HODL it forever. Thank you!

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I'm switching to brave browser as well, especially for mobile, i have a limited mobile data plan, brave really help.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

💩 ➡️ 🌻 👍


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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I too lately use BRAVE more and more often

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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I use brave but not sure I can run multiple sessions (or windows) on it. I mean, it sure would slow down, wouldn't it?

Nope, doesn't slow it down unless you have a 10 year old computer.

Ok. I run three different browsers Brave, Chrome and Edge. Let me try running all three on Brave. If it works, will be happy.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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So, I get PoB. Nice! Thanks! 😊

I’ve moved to multi brave profiles with only 1Password extension for the most sensible ones since your last article about it. Very happy about that move, thanks for sharing.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Hello @themarkymark

Thank you for the information about the multiple profiles, that looks very useful to improve security, and functionality.

Happy Easter,

@shortsegments

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Thanks, I hope it grows also...

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used to use it before bat. Reverted to chrome, will try again. Thanks.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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BRAVE is a great tool - but there is one problem for me - it can't translate text on the fly. I don't know English well, and when I read it, Chrome translates the entire page, and I didn't find such a thing in BRAVE - it's a pity.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Likewise been using it for about a year now. Excellent ad blocker, and fast.

Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
Hope it makes some fertile seeds grow.

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Enjoy some 'POB manure'.
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I switched to Brave a couple years ago, then finally gave up on it on my desktop because there were too many websites that just wouldn't work properly. I reluctantly went back to Safari and Chrome. I still use Brave on my phone, though (even though there are a few aspects of it that I find annoying).

Based on this post, I think I will give Brave on my desktop another try.


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In about a year of using Brave as a very heavy user, I have only seen one or two sites that had an issue with Brave, I've reported them and they have likely been resolved. Brave uses Chromium, so it is as compatible as Chrome in most cases, it used to use a different engine a while ago I believe.

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I can't remember what it was that wasn't working properly. I think it was something I needed for work, though.

I'll give it another try, though. Especially now that I know about being able to configure different profiles. That sounds really handy.

Most browsers have the ability to do profiles, but I don't think many people use them, especially in the way I do.

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You wrote such a long but useless post. How stupid you are!