Re: NVDA and security info

Quentin Christensen

In terms of security, we do often get asked this (it's something a lot of IT managers look into for any software they install).  We've tried to put up answers to most of the common questions we get asked on our corporate / government page at

Basically, the only internet access NVDA uses is to check for updates, and provide some non-personal information (eg Windows version, NVDA version) - both of which are optional.  You can disable those features or even deny NVDA access to the Internet completely and it will work just fine without any issues.  The NVDA binary, the file you download, is also digitally signed by NV Access so you can confirm it is unaltered.

If a company is particularly concerned about features, NVDA has a secure mode which disables some features such as logging and so on.

If they still have any questions, they are most welcome to contact us at info@....

Kind regards


On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 7:59 AM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

I think thats why they ask me to come again with my laptop and Braille display, to check that.

If i’ll not work on my laptop, i’ll work on there.
They are very willing to help.
Do i need to install the Braille display driver, or its automatic? 

Sent from my Iphone

On 18 Sep 2020, at 22:10, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:

Well if nvda is ok, your laptop could be the best but companies don't necessarily like you working off of a non company laptop which is not propperly handled.

On 18/09/2020 9:32 pm, Afik Souffir wrote:


The customer service manager read about NVDA and said she thinks that’s ok.

As far as I know, there IT department did a security check on the NVDA install file.

But, they said they need to check my laptop and NVDA and decide if I'll work on my laptop or there computer.






From: <> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and secuirity info


Well, as far as I understand, if their it allows you to securely login to their system, all they need is install your display drivers, nvda and addons you need on the system and thats it in admin mode.

If your laptop, they may just give you remote access but you will still need nvda installed on that system.

That is assuming they don't then say nvda is not secure because it is opensource and then ask you to jaws.



On 18/09/2020 8:38 pm, Afik Souffir wrote:




Recently I found myself on many interviews for jobs. One of the questions I have to answer is: NVDA can work on secure system?

Such, organazations, companies, and such?


I read that the answer is yes, but I would like a clear answer here.


One of the companies ask me to go to them again, with my braille display and laptop, so they can check if NVDA is secure, and how I will work, with my laptop or on there.



Thanks for any answer.




Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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