Firefox 2.0 Password Manager Bug Exposes Passwords

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Nov 21, 2006.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Rasheed187

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    This is quite a serious bug, not? And is it that hard to avoid these kind of programming errors? :blink:
     
  3. nadirah

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    I think you can set firefox to not remember any passwords and other personal details etc etc....
     
  4. AWorriedPerson

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    But does it affect my passwords if I have installed Firefox in my computer, but I use Internet Explorer for sites with password?
     
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  6. AWorriedPerson

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    But if I use Internet Explorer 6, then my passwords are secure? So I should not download Internet Explorer 7?

    I downloaded Mozilla Firefox 2.0 but I never used it because I saw this topic. But during installation process it asked if I would transfer information to Mozilla Firefox 2.0 from Internet Explorer. I did and now I have a fear that one password that was saved to remember in Internet Explorer is now known to some other person.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    No need to worry.
    Your passwords may be stolen if:
    1. You save them in your browser - if you always click 'never' or 'not now' when prompted to save the password, there's nothing to steal.
    2. You need to visit a specially crafted page and be duped into interaction with content thereon to get potentially exploited.
    Mrk
     
  8. AWorriedPerson

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    Thank you very much. That is really relieving to hear. Although I clicked once yes when prompted to save the password.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    You can delete saved passwords.
    Mrk
     
  10. AWorriedPerson

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    Could you explain me how to do it, please? I think I was able to do it by saving a false password instead the right, but I am not sure did it work correctly.
     
  11. ronjor

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    In Firefox, go to the top menu, tools, options, security, show passwords. You can remove them from the window.
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Well, ronjor was faster....
    Mrk
     
  13. AWorriedPerson

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    Thank you very much. I know this is not this topic but could you tell me please, how to do it in Internet Explorer too?
     
  14. Mem

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    For IE7 Tools->Internet Options-> General-> Browsing History Delete-> Delete All or Delete Passwords
     
  15. ronjor

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    For IE6, tools, Internet options, content, click auto complete, click clear passwords.
     
  16. AWorriedPerson

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    Thank you all very much for your help.
     
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