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Windows 7: Remember Password & security

03 Apr 2015   #1
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 
Remember Password & security

This may sound dumb but I am not techno savvy. I am tempted to use the "remember password" facility on my outlook/hotmail when I log in but do not know whether this is safe, i.e. will only go to automatic password on my pc and not anyone else's who may try to hack into it. Is it totally safe to use/bustproof?


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03 Apr 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't use Remember Password with anything. I don't have passwords saved anyplace but my 3 brain cells and wrote down and saved on my Rolodex Both places are hard to hack.
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03 Apr 2015   #3
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 

I see.....I would still like an answer to my post above. Thanks.
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03 Apr 2015   #4
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Do not use remember password
there is possible of account hacking...always connect in https
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03 Apr 2015   #5
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comptech View Post
Do not use remember password
there is possible of account hacking...always connect in https
I see that the URL of my hotmail account is already https
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03 Apr 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Maybe I misunderstood your question.

What exactly is your question. Your post in pink fonts is hard for me to read.

If this is your question.

Quote:
Is it totally safe to use/bustproof?
I thought I answered your question.

Bustproof or any others such program I would not trust. Nothing is totally safe.
That is exactly why I posted my methods.
The less passwords you have on your computer or floating around in a cloud is better in my opinion.

Does this answer your question?
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03 Apr 2015   #7
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 

Layback Bear - sorry I did not mean to offend you. I am understanding that using remember password is not a good idea. (It's purple font, by the way)
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03 Apr 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Pink or Purple, I like it, it stands out nice on my black background.

Could everyone switch to purple please Or red would be nice too
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03 Apr 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I suppose it is safe to use but you really don't say which browser
I imagine one is no safer than another
I guess the only bad thing about user name and password autofill features is if someone else uses your user account on the machine,
Obviously they would have access to everything you do

I too do not use either feature.
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03 Apr 2015   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Be sure to understand that "safe" is always a relative term. There is no such thing as absolute safety.
Whether it is "safe" to use "remember password" depends a great deal on your situation. On a single user computer this is a reasonable compromise between security and convenience. Not everyone will agree with that. You have to decide for yourself. When the computer is or may be shared with others then the option is probably a bad idea.

Options are provided to accommodate different situations. If there was one best setting for all situations the option would not be provided.
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