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How does firefox mobile protect saved passwords?

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I never get asked to provide a master password to unlock the software security device like I do on my desktop before firefox mobile autofills a password for me. How does firefox on n900 protect my saved passwords?

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Sorry, current versions of mobile Firefox (a.k.a. Fennec) are not able to encrypt saved passwords.

We are working on adding this feature to the next version of Fennec. For details, see

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For now, here is an add-on that enables password encryption with a master password: