Do you save passwords in Chrome? Maybe you should reconsider

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  1. Dermot7

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    Opera, the real Opera, not the google faux Opera, has a master password protected password manager, and there isn't any way to see your passwords in it, either.
     
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    That's one of the reasons why I use Lastpass.
     
  4. subhrobhandari

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    And I use Webroot's integrated Lastpass.
     
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    I never trust the browser's built-in password manager since the first time I knew about it, on any web browsers. Paranoid and old school, yes. But I'd rather have my passwords stored in a non-cloud dedicated password manager.
     
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    Well done Google Chrome. :D
     
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    Chrome password security issue stirs debate

    Chrome password security issue stirs debate.

    -- Tom
     
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    Re: Chrome password security issue stirs debate

    Justin - "physical access means all bets are off"
    Kember (and many others) - "master password serves an additional barrier to the less technical; better than downright clear-text display".

    Justin is right because a guest or another person shouldn't be using the same browser profile you're using in your user account. A guest should be using an alternative account instead. This should be the practice.

    Kember is right because in practice, some people are sharing their account with others (family members) thus they may end up using the same browser profile. A master password serves as an additional barrier from your non-technical sister/brother peeking at your saved passwords.

    Ultimately, in my personal POV, if you do not want others to know your passwords, you shouldn't be saving them - least of all in a browser.
     
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    Yes there is: www.nirsoft.net/utils/opera_password_recovery.html
     
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    Thanks. I never even noticed the Master Password setting (maybe because I'm laxed when it comes to password management)
     
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    I wished it did work, I have one password I forgot. ;)
    Thanks for the info, though.
     
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    Luckily i never save passwords in the my computer, even the crappy non sense accounts i have. In fact, i dont save passwords in any browser.
     
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