Thursday, August 8, 2013

Chrome's Insecure Passwords

Chrome offers the ability to remember your passwords for you.  As Elliot pointed out in his post "Chrome’s insane password security strategy" anyone who has access to your PC can view your passwords simply by entering the URL: chrome://settings/passwords

A list of your saved usernames and passwords appears.  Granted, the passwords are not visible until you click on them and press the "show" button.  Anyone who borrows your PC to quickly look something up can also grab some of your passwords when you're not looking.  Something to keep in mind...

There are a few third party password managers available that will do a better job of hiding your passwords, such as:

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