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Windows 7: Firefox passwords - Trust no one and how it applies.

03 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Firefox passwords - Trust no one and how it applies.

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Having Firefox store website passwords is a great convenience but it comes with a risk: someone else using your computer has access to all your password protected sites.
To protect saved passwords, Firefox has a master password feature. The first time, in a session, that the browser needs to use a saved password, it prompts for the master password.
But, can you trust this prompt? How do you know that it really came from Firefox?
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Trust no one and how it applies to Firefox passwords - Computerworld Blogs


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03 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

So many good posts, Jan. This post is so very important to everyone. We both know that the world is not a very safe place and this post explains some of the defense that we should all use. I am hesitant to call this post the best, but it is certainly pertinent and on the top of the list. For all the members, which includes me, keep it up.
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03 Mar 2010   #3
iseeuu

 
 

Every FireFox user should read this ...
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03 Mar 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Jan our News and security expert has been doing a stellar job both here and in vista. Picking this post as the best would be like trying to chose one grain of sand as the best. I read her posts like my daily newspaper
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04 Mar 2010   #5
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Jan our News and security expert has been doing a stellar job both here and in vista. Picking this post as the best would be like trying to chose one grain of sand as the best. I read her posts like my daily newspaper
Me too! Thank you Jan for your well researched and informative posts.
As for that master password exploit, that is just plain nasty.
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04 Mar 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Once Firefox is running you are right back in the original situation so what you're doing here is peddling FUD and Snake Oil.
Is it all it's cracked up to be?
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