Mozilla Firefox- Very easy to view saved passwords-less advantage more risk



Mozilla Firefox- Very easy to view saved passwords-less advantage more risk

Mozill firefox is a very good web browser and like other web browsers it also saves passwords as per the user instruction. While you login to a site for the first time and enter your ID and pass ward soon after submitting the data a message on the top left corner  of the page will appear like this asking you to remember pass word –

If you want to save the password for that site. then click “Remember Password” and your pass word will be saved permanently. Two more options “Never remember password for this site” and “Not Now” are also available. These will appear by clicking the drop down button and you may proceed as per your choice.
How to view saved password

To view your saved pass words in Mozilla Firefox, click Tools>Options, now a window like this will appear –

Now click  “Saved Passwords”. Now a list of all the websites for which you have saved the pass words will appear indicating the website’s URLs and your user name like this –
 
Here you can view all your saved pass words by clicking “Show Passwords”  Mozilla Firefox  will ask you “Are you sure you wish to show your passwords?”  By clicking yes a window containing a list of all the websites for which you have saved the pass words will appear indicating the website’s URLs and your user name and saved pass words.

Though it  may prove useful some times when you forget your password but it is much risky. Remember gravity of risk is greater than advantage.

Precautions

Never save passwords of your bank transactions or other Important website. For this purpose you click “Never remember password for this site” while Mozilla Firefox first time asks for it. Mozilla Firefox will never ask to save password for that site again,

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  1. Though the article is good but it will work in winxp only and winxp is going to retire soon hence this article will also be out dated soon.

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