Protect your passwords in Firefox.

Nowadays the Internet users are growing daily with hundreds even more. According to many circumstances they have different options for browsing, but there are still two-three ways to do it. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome. They are arranged by age.

Internet Explorer. Claimed – by many for the not so secure side. After fourteen years (it was launched in 1995) there are still many holes that make our live horrible when an ‘evil’ hacker create a new worm or backdoor issue.

Chrome ‘“ a new browser promoted by uncle Google. Will see what issues will appear with it.

Firefox – a web browser that is: ‘..faster, more secure, & customizable..’. Well ‘¦ yes, but according to who, what, and how.
The next tutorial will give you some directions about how to keep your saved passwords in Firefox away from curious or ill-wisher’s eyes.

‘Firefox keeps your personal info and your online interests away from the bad guys.’ ‘“ a good slogan, ‘but only for the wise’ will I add.

It is not so easy to check your passwords in IE( Internet Explorer), many knows how to steal them, but for that you must have at least a little bit of certain knowledge.

In Firefox it is disaster when the people do not know how to use their browser.
Of course the matter is if you use the option in your browser for remembering passwords.
Hope I am not right, that you are one of them, but open your Mozila Firefox and go to:

Tools – Options

Protect your passwords in Firefox.

Then go to:
Security ‘“ Show Passwords and click OK

Protect your passwords in Firefox.

You will see the saved login information of your remembered site passwords.

Protect your passwords in Firefox.

Now click at :

Show Passwords

And hope you will not see all your passwords in plain text like this:

Protect your passwords in Firefox.

Well, if you look at your passwords and cannot imagine how the hell is so easy for someone, just with few clicks to get them all, do not worry, I will show you a way how to encrypt and protect them. Even better you will see how to have (and remember) only one passwords in behalf of all the rest you have.

Now close the ‘Remember Passwords’ window and check ‘Use master password’ option. Then click at ‘Change the master password’ and enter one (not so usual, (not ‘god’ ‘mam’ ‘uncle’)) word for ‘Master password.’

I will stop here for a while. Really short, a few tips for a good password:

When you are ready with your bullet-proof password click ok and the again at :

Show passwords

Now you shall see this window:

Protect your passwords in Firefox.

You have created so called: ‘Software Security Device’ which is one main password that protects your other passwords from easy viewing.

From now on every time when you go to password saved page you will be asked for this main password.

Wish you safe browsing!

Filed Under: Firefox

Anthony Gee About the Author: Anthony G. is an IT specialist with more than 9 years of solid working experience in the Web Hosting industry. Currently works as server support administrator, involved in consultative discussions about Web Hosting and server administration. One of the first writers in the Onlinehowto.net website, now writing for Free Tutorials community - he is publishing tutorials and articles for the wide public, as well as specific technical solutions.

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