Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by oliverjia, May 5, 2012.

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  1. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

    Dear Wilders,

    I came across this tool today: ChromePass, which can instantly display the stored user name and password in google chrome browser.
    This tool is portable, no need to install and what concerns me most is that it did not trigger windows UAC prompt, which appears to me that no admin privilege is need to run this tool.
    Pretty scary, if you ask me. I'd like to have everyone's opinion on this tool. Should we stopping storing password in chrome? Does a similar tool for firefox exist? Please advise.
  2. kupo

    kupo Registered Member

    This is the reason why some prefer not to store their passwords at all and just remember them and some to use a third party password manager that supports encryption (Lastpass, Keepass).
  3. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    I would only use and trust LastPass and KeePass.
  4. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Chrome encrypts passwords with your Windows User password. Once you're logged on it's all decrypted. This is the same method that Firefox uses unless you use the Master Password.

    I would suggest you look into LastPass.
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