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Anti-virus softwares are able to read saved passwords in Firefox.If they can, then anyone can.This raises concerns on the safety of passwords

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Recently my Anti-virus AVG notified me that I use similar passwords from my saved passwords in Firefox. Although I appreciate the service of AVG, I was concerned if my passwords were compromised. If AVG can check my saved passwords, anyone can. This raises concerns!

Recently my Anti-virus AVG notified me that I use similar passwords from my saved passwords in Firefox. Although I appreciate the service of AVG, I was concerned if my passwords were compromised. If AVG can check my saved passwords, anyone can. This raises concerns!

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cor-el
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Are you using a master password? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins

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No I was not... I guess it would solve the issue ?

No I was not... I guess it would solve the issue ?
jscher2000
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A master password should make it impossible for software outside of Firefox to read your passwords. Add-ons still could read them.

A master password should make it impossible for software ''outside'' of Firefox to read your passwords. Add-ons still could read them.