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Firefox & IE Prompt You To Remember Passwords


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Firefox & IE Prompt You To Remember Passwords - Do You Say Yes ? | Digital Inspiration Technology Guide

When you type a password into any web form, both Internet Explorer and Firefox prompt whether you would like them to remember your password.

If that’s a personal computer, chances are high that you will click Yes and the password is then saved in the web browser.

This “Remember Me” option in web browsers is useful but it actually puts your login credentials at serious risk especially in Firefox.


I should note that Opera should be included here as well, as it has the same option.
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But you can have the personal data removed when you close Firefox and other browsers if you have that option checked. It will even ask you first and you can clear the checked data or reselect. Best to use an application like RoboForm where you'll never have to use your keyboard but once to input sensitive info. Even set a Master password for each and every site if needed to log in. I love being able to input my credit card info without worrying about a keylogger.

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Great information Ron, thanks for posting!
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or you can get an IronKey....it's password manager tripple encrypts all the passwords that it saves and stores them on their proprietary hardware within the drive...plus it's water proof, pluss all the info on the drive is encrypted, plus it's got an encrypted browser built in, plus it'll self destruct if someone tries to break in....plus i've got one and it's really nifty
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*cough* SPAM *cough*
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Geeze! I wish I had that sense of humor. :) Any sense at all would be nice, too!

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:)
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well....at least i don't work for IronKey...that would make it even worse right? i do really love this thing though
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As a rule, I don't have IE remember my passwords. However, in Mail, I have it remember my account passwords because I have multiple accounts - I learned a little trick for password security when I worked as a volunteer at a local ISP - Even with that trick, it is advisable to change passwords from time to time so that someone does not gain access to the systems you operate :)

:) :)

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Hmm, maybe I should let them remember my password(s) as well. It is kind of tiring an risky to type in each and every time.
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