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Passwords security

KenTaylor Plus
13 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2006 2:31PM
Just noticed today that Firefox stores passwords you have. I clicked the tools, privacy and passwords Not sure if this is a security issue being that I can easily see them all.
I tend not to play around with Internet settings on the basis that if it works leave it alone. I see that you can turn it off but not certain if they are still there somewhere that others can peek at with spyware although I do regular scans.
i can see it being useful though as you can accumalate a good few passwords.
and so, is it a security issue?

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Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
7 Feb 2006 2:50PM
I have a bowl full of keys in my house. Is that a security issue ?
Yes, if someone I don't trust has access to it.
Otherwise, no.

Does anyone access your PC other than you ? If your PC was stolen, do you think this info would be useful to criminals?
KenTaylor Plus
13 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2006 3:05PM
Ok Bri, not an issue with others having access.
Perhaps being a bit paranoid but you have to be on top of all this ID theft.
Bowl full of keys would give me concern though.
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2006 10:38PM
It stores the passwords encrypted. You can make it forget them also if you wish. It's in the tools menu.
Glamrox 13 304 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2006 11:16PM
Set the master password up, it will still remember all the passwords but once per session you will have to enter your master password for it to use them.

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