How To Protect Your Browser’s Saved Paswords

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In the last post I wrote about how someone else, using your computer can steal your browser’s saved password. If you missed the post, you can read it here.

Today I’m going to share some ways to protect your browser’s saved passwords.


Use A Password Manager

Browser’s like Chrome, Firefox etc have their own built-in password managers. But they are not that powerful and secure. If you use browser’s default password manager then anyone can see those password till you don’t add any extra security layer.

Using Password Managers like LastPass can make things more secure. Because LastPass or any other password manager give you the option to set master password so that no one else can see your saved password because they don’t know the master password you will set.

Use Master Password Feature In Firefox

Chrome doesn’t allow you to set master password, but their is an option to set master password in Firefox. Master password will help you to secure your saved passwords. Anyone who tries to see your browser’s saved password they will be asked to enter Master Password.

Master Password feature is disabled in Firefox by default. Enable the feature by following the steps below.

  • From you Firefox browser, go to options menu.
  • Switch to the security tab.
  • There, you will see an option: use a master password. Tick on that option and set the master password.master password in firefox

Lock Your Computer Whenever You Step Away

You have to step away from your computer so often for awhile. You can not shut down your computer in this case, because all your work will be closed. So better is that you lock your computer whenever you go away from it. And use a strong windows user account password so that no one else can unlock your computer.

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