Do you need to save passwords in phone browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox? Here’s the answer.
The number of online accounts for everyone is increasing by leaps and bounds as our lives become more and more online. That means so many more passwords to track and remember. It becomes a difficult task to remember every password for all your Gmail accounts, social media to bank account logins. And what usually happens is you store your passwords online in web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. It is undoubtedly one of the coolest ways to get your work done quickly as it saves you the hassle of repeatedly logging in and entering passwords. But it’s not a good idea. In fact, it’s actually a bad idea. So, is it safe to store your passwords in phone and laptop browsers? Surely there must be some doubts in your head right now.
But really, the answer to all these questions is just one: ‘It keeps security in one place. In simpler terms, keeping your passwords online means that the security of all accounts is tied together in one place, namely your ‘web browser’. And if you choose the sync option, it means that all those logins are available on all your devices – phones, laptops, desktops, tabs etc. This means that they are stored in the cloud, and even though they are encrypted, if someone breaks your account hacks, they have access to not just one or two, but all of your passwords.
What you should do
- You need to delete all saved passwords like Facebook, Outlook, Gmail and most importantly your bank account passwords from Google’s Saved Password Manager.
- To remove the passwords online, just type “Google Password Manager” into Google and you will be redirected to the website, where you can access the list of all saved passwords. When you click on a saved password website, you will be prompted to enter the Gmail password. Once you do this, you will be given the option to remove the password.
- Always enable a two-step verification system whenever you can, and follow all security rules. This makes it difficult for a hacker to gain access to your system.
- You can also choose to add the recovery information option, which will enable the password only for you if you answer the set question.
- However, you can save the passwords for those accounts that do not contain such personal information.
- Make sure your passwords are strong and unique. Weak passwords are more likely to be attacked by hackers.
- We understand that it is not that easy to delete all your saved passwords. But even if you do save your passwords in your web browser, make sure you update all of your passwords regularly.