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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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Don't let Chrome & Firefox remember your passwords on a shared computer

If you like your browser to remember your passwords, you would have to be careful if you are agreeing to this setting in Chrome & Firefox, especially on a shared computer.
Remember Password, Firefox
Any unscrupulous person can find them out with little effort as this post by Roy Osherove explains.
With Firefox, the default behavior is to allow anyone to see your passwords as well, but you can actively choose to use a master password in firefox to make this less accessible. the default is that it’s open for anyone to see. With Chrome, there isn’t even a “master password” option.

IE, Opera, Safari store passwords if you ask them to remember but do not display them.

Also see:
IE8 Developer Tools Tips & Tricks
Erasing Saved Web Site Passwords

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