Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Nov 21, 2006.
This is quite a serious bug, not? And is it that hard to avoid these kind of programming errors?
I think you can set firefox to not remember any passwords and other personal details etc etc....
But does it affect my passwords if I have installed Firefox in my computer, but I use Internet Explorer for sites with password?
If you are running IE7 it is open to the flaw too
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.
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.
Thank you very much. That is really relieving to hear. Although I clicked once yes when prompted to save the password.
You can delete saved passwords.
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.
In Firefox, go to the top menu, tools, options, security, show passwords. You can remove them from the window.
Well, ronjor was faster....
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?
For IE7 Tools->Internet Options-> General-> Browsing History Delete-> Delete All or Delete Passwords
For IE6, tools, Internet options, content, click auto complete, click clear passwords.
Thank you all very much for your help.
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