Keith Stanley wants to know if he should logout of Web sites that require a login

Remember when there was no conventional logout option on Amazon? You’ve probably also noticed that Google and Microsoft sites try to keep you logged in, and services like Discord hide the logout somewhere hard to find

@peppermint
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Have you tried temporary containers extension? For sites you want to stay logged in you can use ferdi or rambox. At least with ferdi, it’s easy to route it through proxy.

flbn
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native feature on firefox, it’s pretty nice for productivity as well tbh.

@greensand
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Google and Microsoft don’t even call it “login”/“logout” anymore, but “add account”/" remove account", where the wording of “removing” sth. might sound like a negative thing to some

@KLISHDFSDF
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I see “sign out” on google, gmail, youtube, drive. Where are you seeing “remove account”?

Same screen here, except for youtube, where it looks different. https://imgur.com/a/iFdoSPP

@SrEstegosaurio
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Yeah, so with that they are just confusing ppl for the shake of making money

poVoq
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Yeah, super annoying dark-pattern especially noticeable on Skype.

@KLISHDFSDF
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services like Discord hide the logout somewhere hard to find

I didn’t know where it was, so clicked the gear icon, because I suspected it may be in the settings as it wasn’t under my profile pic or username, I then scrolled down and found the words “Log Out” in bright red. Not sure I agree with this statement.

@X51
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I never logged out of sites. I found it to be faster to log out if I just deleted cookies mid-session. I still do that, but I will admit Facebook locked me out of my account after making me do about 5 Captchas in a row proving I’m not a bot. Twitter seems to know it’s still me, but the functionality is crippled if I delete session cookies rather than logging out. I get error messages.

m-p{3}
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Depends how secure you consider your system. If you suspect someone could steal your cookies and hijack your session then yeah you’d probably want to logout and make sure the server invalidate the session token so that it cannot be reused.

@ksynwa
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Outside of Lemmy and github (even though J know it’s Microshit owned), I always log in in a private window. Especially for things like gmail, amazon.

@Jojonintendo
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@pinknoise
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your sessions should be gone anyway when you open it again

Your session cookie will be gone, but your session is still valid until the server decides to invalidate it by a time-out. (Unless they save the whole session in the cookie)

@Jojonintendo
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@pinknoise
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Session ID’s could be stolen (XSS, malware) or guessed (bad implementation of the id generation). Sites that want you to be logged-in all the time know of that risk and will use (invasive) techniques to assess how likely it is that the use of a given session is legit. (GeoIP, Fingerprinting)

@Jojonintendo
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@greensand
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provided you close your browser regularly

@AgreeableLandscape
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The Cookie Auto Delete extension can be configured to clear cookies on page close.

@Jojonintendo
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@shortcakefediverse
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