Firefox Master Password Security

I’m using Firefox Portable almost exclusively nowadays. I’m even using it on my employer’s Citrix Site, running from a shared drive in our department.

This of course makes security an issue – basically anybody with access to my drive (which means a lot of people…) could also run the browser from there, accessing my cookies, stored passwords and other stuff.

Please spare me the talk of how I should never save confidential stuff anywhere, I’m well aware of the trade-off of security vs. convenience here.

Now, what are my options? I have set a master password, but will this prevent somebody from copying files from the directory to his installation? There’s a new set of issues around using portable apps from public drives. This is something that needs more investigation…

To be continued.