So for all users of Firefox - our passwords are blindingly visible to anyone who is familiar enough with Firefox to have poked around in the security settings. For those … (read more)
So for all users of Firefox - our passwords are blindingly visible to anyone who is familiar enough with Firefox to have poked around in the security settings. For those of you who do not know...
1. Go to any webpage you normally visit.
2. To the left of its web address, click on the lock next to the text.
3. Click on the button "More information..."
4. Click on the button "View saved passwords"
5. In the Search field, click on the x, or clear the results.
6. Next, click on "Show passwords"
Another option is:
1. Goto Preferences
2. click on Security tab
3. press Saved Passwords
4. follow steps 5 and 6 above.
If you did not realize this was a feature, I'm sure you are in shock at the historical collection of easily accessible security data only mere clicks away from anyone who should happen to sit down at your computer.
This is rather disgusting!
However, there is a way to add password protection that renders firefox unusably clumsy and almost not worth the trouble. Adding a master password. Unfortunately, now, every single time I open firefox, I have to type in my master password. It's ridiculous. I cannot open firefox without having to type it in, making the other options for web-browsing increasingly more attractive alternatives.
It would be ideal if I only needed to type in my master password if I wanted to see the entire list of passwords you keep handy for anyone's reference, and not every. single. time. I open the program.
It's like going from absolute zero security regard, to complete overkill.
Please fix this. I love Firefox, it is my browser of choice, but:
1. I cannot have my passwords published in such a frivolous manner
2. I will not tolerate entering a master password every single time I am browsing the web.
You've put me between a rock and a hard place and I am gradually shifting to Vivaldi unfortunately. I will only use Firefox for development in the future unless something is done about this.