[tor-bugs] #10400 [Tor Browser]: Provide "New Identity" option that uses session restore

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Sat Jan 23 14:31:31 UTC 2016

#10400: Provide "New Identity" option that uses session restore
 Reporter:  mikeperry                            |          Owner:  tbb-
     Type:  enhancement                          |  team
 Priority:  High                                 |         Status:  new
Component:  Tor Browser                          |      Milestone:
 Severity:  Normal                               |        Version:
 Keywords:  tbb-usability, tbb-newnym, tbb-      |     Resolution:
  torbutton                                      |  Actual Points:
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Changes (by bugzilla):

 * severity:   => Normal


 Please, close this as INVALID, because new (and clear!) identity (session,
 in fact) means no traces of the current session. It is impossible to
 remove all encrypted (sometimes) traces from the current session to
 transit this "washed" result to the new one.
 Users must be warned when clicking "New Identity" that it is intended
 behavior (to stop mailing you). A brief description might be added in a
 dialog window, and a recommendation to Bookmark All Tabs (Ctrl-Shift-D) as
 a solution, but with warning that users must inspect saved URLs thoroughly
 because of the security risk.
 To shoot in leg users can always use unsafe "save/restore session" add-

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10400#comment:19>
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