Friday, October 8, 2010

How to get saved passwords in Mozilla Firefox

According to wikipedia, Mozilla Firefox is the second widely used browser in the world. It is a free and  open source web browser managed by Mozilla Corporation.  Since it was first released last September 23,2002, Firefox had gained popularity and had continuously increased its share after Microsoft Internet Explorer. It is highly recommended because it has lesser security vulnerabilities than Internet Explorer. Some of its features are tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, spell checking, private browsing, download manager and live bookmarking.
You can also choose to save your password if you are logging in to Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and other similar sites.
Mozilla Firefox is very convenient for a single user, but also risky for a shared computer. Why did I say so? Because if you choose Mozilla Firefox to remember your password, it is very easy for others to know what it is even without using any third-party software. Here's how:

 1.) Click Tools in menu then options
 2.)  Then select security and saved password.
3.) Click Show Password.
 And there you go:

So, make sure that if you are not the only one using the computer, do not choose browser to save your password or if you happen to save it, just clear/delete saved passwords before closing your browser.

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