Linked Questions

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Should websites be allowed to disable autocomplete on forms or fields?

Currently, there is an HTML form/input attribute called autocomplete, which, when set to off, disables autocomplete/autofill for that form or element. Some banks seem to use this to prevent password ...
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How are browser saved passwords vulnerable?

Most browsers offer to save the password after entering it on many logon pages. What types of vulnerabilities are there for such saved passwords. I'm interested in what ways malware on web pages ...
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Are my passwords saved in Google Chrome safe when I'm logged out?

I understand that Chrome uses the OS's password storage mechanism to protect passwords on your computer. 1 I also understand that these passwords can be (in my case, are) protected with a passphrase ...
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How secure are the passwords stored at Google Passwords? [closed]

It seems Google activated central place for storing app/website passwords which is accessible at https://passwords.google.com/ and all the remembered Chrome passwords are synched there. In what ...
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Comparison between Firefox password manager and chrome password manager

As a follow up to Is saving passwords in Chrome as safe as using LastPass if you leave it signed in?, I would like to know how firefox's password manager compares, if you have a master password and ...
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3answers
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Broken into my office, HDD/SSD stolen. How secure is Chrome password saving feature?

I'm working as a developer in a shared office space, and today when I came to work, my PC no longer booted into windows, only UEFI with error -> couldn't find the primary SSD. I opened up the case on ...
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Retreiving Google Chrome passwords

While retrieving Google Chrome passwords on macOS, I've noticed that the passwords all come up as the same thing (something along the lines of): Vi??M!4NNn. How I retreived them was with the following ...
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Protecting my high-value passwords against offline attacks

Summary I'm a LastPass user, but I have concerns about storing high-value passwords, like my bank password, online. I've read some posts on this topic but still have questions. How safe are ...
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Why is it bad to use your browser's password manager? [duplicate]

I keep hearing various security-minded people saying that using your browser's password manager is a bad idea because it's not safe. How true is this? I know that Safari uses the system keychain to ...
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How to handle legacy website account login credentials

I have a lot (>1000) of credentials for website logins in my Chrome's password safe. Some of them are quite old (> 10 years) and have weak (dictionary) passwords. Some of the accounts have low value ...