Don't Store Your Passwords In Your Browser! Unless you enjoy getting hacked...

You have more accounts than you can count on one hand: emails, online banking accounts, Facebook, and more. With all of these accounts, it is tempting to either re-use passwords or have your internet browser remember all of your passwords. Don’t.

Each of your accounts contain sensitive information; information that you would not want criminals to get their hands on. Through saving all of your passwords on your browser and using the same password over and over, you are essentially handing-over your banking information, your personal information and any other sensitive information that would be on any given online account.

Hackers and cyber criminals have the ability to access your computer through a variety of malware tools via the internet if your computer becomes infected. Once a crook has control of your computer, and your passwords are saved or are all similar, you can consider your bank account drained. You will have successfully given them the keys to all of your accounts- where they can do some major damage.

Here are some additional tips on creating strong passwords.  

If you have your passwords saved now, here are the steps to disable password storage in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. 

Internet Explorer

1. Go to tools in Internet Explorer and choose "Internet Options"  

 

 


 

2. Choose "Settings" under AutoComplete.  

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3. Disable username and password saving and delete AutoComplete history. 

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Firefox

1. Go to the Firebox menu and find 'Options' 

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2. Go to 'Security' and disable 'Remember passwords for sites' 

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Chrome

Go to settings. A new window will open in the browser. Scroll down and go to 'Show advanced settings' 

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Un-check the box for password storage. You can further configure settings by clicking 'Manage saved passwords' 

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