Password security in Firefox and other browsers

By Keely Dolan

Popular Web browsers will often remember passwords to visited sites — but at what cost to security?

Keeping track of the dozens of passwords we use is a hassle, so most of us blithely trust the password managers built into almost every browser.

But in his thread titled “Firefox and passwords,” Lounge member James Viner sparks a discussion on the security of browser password managers — specifically in Firefox and Chrome. More»

The following links are this week’s most-interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:


☼ starred posts — particularly useful

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