Friday, December 14, 2007

Protect Web Site Passwords with Firefox

One of the popular features of web browsers is remembering your web site passwords.

But, while Mozilla Firefox encrypts all of your passwords, and can protect them with a master password, Internet Explorer does not encrypt your passwords. In fact, if someone has access to your computer, and you set IE to remember passwords, they can easily use this to look at every password for all your web sites - including banking, e-mail, and company intranets, for all versions of Internet Explorer, right up to version 7.


1. turn off AutoComplete in Internet Explorer.

2. If you want the browser to remember passwords, switch to Firefox. Now go here to create a master password.

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