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This is a discussion on Viewing Saved Passwords within the Bugs and Vulnerabilities section, part of the Google Chrome category: I was shocked when I found that Firefox would show you your saved user names and passwords and what site ...


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    CaptainWinky is offline Junior Member
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    Exclamation Viewing Saved Passwords

    I was shocked when I found that Firefox would show you your saved user names and passwords and what site they were for in one convenient screen capturable list*. I see this "feature" is present in Chrome as well, although they made it so you only see one password at a time. Still, if I leave my laptop unlocked for any reason, anyone can walk up to it and get passwords to anything they want. While I don't save financial passwords, someone could certainly ruin my reputation on some forums or hijack my accounts on various other sites.

    I would very much like to either do away with the 'Show Password' button or require a master password to even access the saved password list at all. In fact, I would prefer the master password approach that would restrict access to the entire options area (to prevent someone messing with your proxy settings, ect).

    *Edit: I didn't mention that Firefox does use the Master Password in the current version, which is great and why Chrome is not my default browser right now.
    Last edited by CaptainWinky; 09-30-2008 at 04:43 PM. Reason: Additional Information on Firefox

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    linuxGuy007 is offline Junior Member
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    I agree, I use the "remember my password heavily and someone could easily write down my passwords while i go to the bathroom for example. I was thinking the browser could request the user's password be entered before the browser will display any passwords.

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