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  1. MRSCT

    MRSCT Registered Member

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    Sometimes when I log into a site the username and password pop up and all I need to do is click on it. And sometimes a box pops up and it is auto complete. I seem to like this function. Is there something set on the computer that will cause these things to happen?

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  2. Close_Hauled

    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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    It depends on the site and the browser that you are using. Firefox stores your saved passwords in the Privacy secion under Options. Some sites store the password in a cookie, so if you delete the cookie, you have to re-enter the passowrd. Internet Explorer stores it in Internet Options, under Content, and then Auto Complete...
     
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    If you are using Internet Explorer there are settings where-by you can select certain items to be auto-completed(Web addresses, Forms, User names and passwords on forms). Even tho this is very convenient in a sense....one needs to be very cautious when enabling these functions on a machine that is not totally secure.

    One fine example is the latest organized ring of identity thieves discovered by Anti-spyware vendor Sunbelt.

    Sunbelt Adds Detection for ID Theft Keylogger

    bold emphasis mine

    I would suggest you heed the warning and disable Autocomplete no matter how much you like that function....especially if you are not 100% sure your PC can not be compromised.
     
  4. MRSCT

    MRSCT Registered Member

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    I have heed the warning and am reluctantly turning off the auto complete. I have recorded passwords and usernames because I can't remember all of them lol :eek:

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