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September 18, 2008 / technocrawl

Don’t save password in firefox browser.

For security Reason its recommended not to save any passwords in Mozilla firefox while you login into any website.
When logging into any websites, you may be prompted to save passwords, if you click on yes, or remember, then your password will be stored in the firefox cache itself, where as another user can later obtain your password by getting into Tools -> Options -> security -> Saved password -> Show Password.

The saved password will be revealed in a clear text.

firefox cached passwords

Also, its recommended to turn off the save passwords or remember passwords option.

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  1. zavgx / Sep 18 2008 12:11 pm

    I’m a user of FF’s password saver, with a special password in place to stop people from accessing my password list.
    I don’t see why someone should not use FF’s password saver, in your post atleast.
    For me, I save non-important passwords there, not things like Email passwords and the like. Saves lots of time. ^_^

    Is there any particular reason for not using it? I have no knowledge where or how FF stores this in the computer.

  2. technocrawl / Nov 2 2008 5:20 pm

    In order to view the stored passwords in Firefox, Goto
    Tools -> Options -> Security -> Saved Passwords -> Show Password.

    Its recommended not to store important passwords in FF, it doesn’t mean that you can store passwords that have less importance, that because you have to make sure that you are using the same passwords for other accounts anymore in the future, and also this will lead to password guessing attack by taking it as a model. No need to worry about it, if the passwords are entirely different.

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