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using a web browser to view sensitive information (but not using the internet)

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basically I want to use a browser window to view password info and other sensitive information

using truecrypt...
  • all the data files are in an encrypted container
  • i temporarily mount the container to access the files locally via a browser window, I do not use an internet domain for anything (however it should be noted that I'm still connected to the internet)
  • do what i need to
  • close the browser and dismount the container

since the page is being accessed locally (and not over the internet), the page can't be cached anywhere, right? are there any huge security concerns with this?
Edited by semnon - 10/18/15 at 4:45pm
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since the page is being accessed locally (and not over the internet), the page can't be cached anywhere, right? are there any huge security concerns with this?

What does local vs remote hosting have to do with caching?

The browser would still store a cache, if you're worried about WAN data then ensure the session is based on TLS.
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What does local vs remote hosting have to do with caching?

The browser would still store a cache, if you're worried about WAN data then ensure the session is based on TLS.

Using my computer, I will be communicating with a local server on my machine. I need to use a browser so I can communicate with a database via PHP, so I won't be communicating with anything externally over the internet.

Really what it boils down to is, if I have an excel file with a bunch of passwords I'm not worrying about internet threats when I open it up. However, if I extract that data to a browser window (via PHP) then I become concerned about my data leaking onto the web potentially.
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