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What if someone steals my logins.json and key4.db files

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Hi,

Let's assume that someone gets a copy of these files and copy them to another installation of Firefox on another system. Will he be able to use my passwords ?

Thanks.

Hi, Let's assume that someone gets a copy of these files and copy them to another installation of Firefox on another system. Will he be able to use my passwords ? Thanks.

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They could yes. However, if someone has physical access to the files on your computer, your passwords are just one of many things they can potentially access. They could install a keylogger, malware, remote e-mail server to spam people, DDoS clients, etc.

This is why it's always important to encrypt your computer and use a strong account password when you first log on, in case someone gets physical access to your hard drive it will be useless. Then, it's important to carefully monitor what software you install onto your computer, and keep ALL software up to date to prevent any security holes that could allow remote access to your files.

Finally, you can use a master password to locally encrypt the files on your computer as a last line of defense. Use a Master Password to protect stored logins and passwords

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They could yes. However, if someone has physical access to the files on your computer, your passwords are just one of many things they can potentially access. They could install a keylogger, malware, remote e-mail server to spam people, DDoS clients, etc.

This is why it's always important to encrypt your computer and use a strong account password when you first log on, in case someone gets physical access to your hard drive it will be useless. Then, it's important to carefully monitor what software you install onto your computer, and keep ALL software up to date to prevent any security holes that could allow remote access to your files.

Finally, you can use a master password to locally encrypt the files on your computer as a last line of defense. Use a Master Password to protect stored logins and passwords

They could yes. However, if someone has physical access to the files on your computer, your passwords are just one of many things they can potentially access. They could install a keylogger, malware, remote e-mail server to spam people, DDoS clients, etc. This is why it's always important to encrypt your computer and use a strong account password when you first log on, in case someone gets physical access to your hard drive it will be useless. Then, it's important to carefully monitor what software you install onto your computer, and keep ALL software up to date to prevent any security holes that could allow remote access to your files. Finally, you can use a master password to locally encrypt the files on your computer as a last line of defense. [[Use a Master Password to protect stored logins and passwords]]

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OK. Thanks. That's what I wanted to know.

OK. Thanks. That's what I wanted to know.