How do you manage your passwords? Do yo save your passwords on browser?

Don't save passowrd on internet browser - It very unsafe to keep our passwords stored on the internet browser. Anyone can easily figure out our passwords if stored there. Tools like Trojans can easily find out passwords from browser.

If we have to store them on browser, best advice is to use master password. But the master password facility is available with only Firefox and Opera.
What should we do now?
@nishant5n (1067)
India
January 20, 2011 3:53am CST
Dear All, The commonest two passwords are "123456" or "password"--both can be easily decoded by a novice cyber criminal. Do you use same password for multiple accounts? Are you in habit of storing unecrypted passwords on your internet browser? ...........................if YES then................................... What measures do you take to save your data from hackers? With the help of tools like "Trojans," hackers can easily access our data if we are storing our passwords on the internet browsers. Do you know that if you keep your password stored on browser, you must use a "master password" to ensure safe encryption of all stored data? Unfortunately, this facility is available only with two browsers namely Firefox and Opera. Do you feel your password is already out? Check out more @ http://www.zeenews.com/news680839.html Don't save passwords on browser
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16 responses
• India
21 Jan 11
Hello Nishant, In the past I have used both "123456" and "password" as my password. Sometimes my company provides the default password as "password" to me for IP switches and similar software. But now I don't use such passwords. I have firefox installed and I also use master password. One of my friends used to save his passwords on the internet browser and his email account was hacked by someone. He was shocked when people started calling him asking about his well being. You know what, the hacker used all the email addresses stored in my friend's address book and sent everybody mail asking for money. That mail also had a bank account number. But, you know what happens, everybody started calling him and no one deposited anything. Really it is a very serious matter. we should keep our password safe. Thanks dear, this is very good and informative discussion, thanks.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Oh, that's very sad Narendra, Keeping your passwords safe is the first and most important rule of being online safely. But be aware of those Hackers who cheat with us and steal our password from us and use our information against us. Sometimes, this becomes so awkward, you can't face it. Effects of losing passwords can be dramatically serious such that they can put you in limelight, or in legal complications. They can even put you at personal and financial risks. Good luck. Godspeed!
• India
20 Jan 11
yah..I used to save my all password in the browser thanks for the information... I appreciate you
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@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Hi, That's risky dear, be aware. If possible, create a master password. thanks for appreciation. Good day.
@narathos (51)
• Greece
21 Jan 11
I usually don't save my passwords on my browser (except for the ones that don't matter).I usually write my passwords in a simple text file which I store in a USB memorystick, so I think I'm pretty safe.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
22 Jan 11
Yeah, It's always better not to save them on the browser. Be aware memory-stick can be easily attacked by viruses. Similarly, I also think you are pretty safe.
• Greece
22 Jan 11
As for viruses, I scan my Hard drive and my memory-sticks regularly and I also take the necesarry safety measures.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
29 Jan 11
You are absolutely safe then. Good luck
@voldrox (7205)
• India
21 Jan 11
Hello nishant, I donot keep the same passwords for all the sites, and yes i store some of the passwords in the browser memory, like for this this place and other few forums. I never save passwords for paypal, e-mail and facebook as it can get really nasty if someone finds my password there. I believe no one will be interested in using my mylot account coz some of my friends find this very boring and what will hackers get if they could log in with my name over here. Anyways, if anything happens i can come up with a new account, but for my more personal things i am very scared i have complicated passwords and i never save in the browser memory. If i happen to forget my password i would ask my girlfriend coz she knows all my passwords.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Hi buddy, how are you doing? Exactly, what will happen if we lose our e-mail password? You are doing correct thing by not keeping your passwords on the browser. I appreciate your girlfriend's support. Thanks buddy, see you around.
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
21 Jan 11
I am doing fine, thanks pal. Yes, i am aware it is not idea to keep your bank details stored in the computer or the browser too. Good day.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
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• United States
29 Jan 11
i don't save passwords on my browsers. this is good because it prevents hackers from stealing my passwords
• India
29 Jan 11
Thanks for sharing this tooo.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
29 Jan 11
Hi, Yes from browser the passwords are easily decoded by the hackers and thus it is troublesome. By not saving them there, you have shown your prudence. Thanks. Have good day.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
To manage my password was to write in my notes. I never store anything in a browser because is was easily stolen by the hacker...
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
22 Jan 11
Yep, You know it all..
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Thanks for your response, my friend and have a great day!
• India
29 Jan 11
Usually I never saves passwords on Browser and thanks for sharing your piece of knowledge...
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
29 Jan 11
Welcome to myLot! Here at myLot, you will always find knowledge wrapped in lots of fun. It is very nice that you already know the harm hidden in saving passwords on the browser. Keep up the good work. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a quick response.
• United States
24 Jan 11
If you have a Mac you can go into Application/Utilities/KeyChain Access, and in there you have the ability to save a secure note, that is one where you need to know a password in order to read. If one stores all of their passwords in there it is necessary only to remember one password.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
24 Jan 11
Thanks buddy, That was really informative. Unfortunately, I do not have Mac, but your response will be beneficial for other myLotters who do have one. Nowadays, security has become a concern everywhere, and we must try our level best to ensure our security by making good passwords and by keeping them safe. Have a nice day.
@RamRes (1725)
• Argentina
23 Jan 11
I don't save anything within my browser, it's just so not safe to keep them there, even more that some protect sensitive accounts for home banking and paypal. I used to keep all of them in my mind, with very little trouble, that's THE best way to store your passwords. But minds are fragile over time you know. So I've programed my own password manager to take care of them, and I'm using it intensively, althrough I remember most passwords for simple sites. For all other important places, I use a highly random generated password stored in my database, so don't even myself know it, I simply copy-paste into the password box.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
23 Jan 11
Exactly, remembering passwords has no comparison. It is the best method one can apply to keep their passwords secure. Great, you have programmed your own password manager! That is really creative work. By remembering passwords we can also sharp our memory otherwise one day we will develop habit of storing passwords somewhere. Nice to have your response...Good Luck.
@payout (3722)
• United States
21 Jan 11
Well I usually just use the same password if not something similar or something lol. There has been one time on Facebook someone try to steal my account but I got it back and use a strong Password. I save my password on simple things I dont really care much about. With Banks and Credit cards online I try my best to keep it hard guessing haha. Personally I think Im safe thanks for the info. I just save the password on the browser for something simple and not as important like Facebook but I never had any hackers after that (IM good with computers) lol
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
22 Jan 11
Buddy, Thanks a lot! Banks and credit account passwords are the most important ones to be kept safe and secure. I have also heard from my friends in the past that their facebook accounts were compromised. Sad to know someone stole your password too. But I am sure you will manage things with your computer knowledge. See you around.
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@shengkay (16)
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
yes i use multiple password..but i dont stored it..if firefox is asking if i want to remember my password..i choose not for this site..
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Great! You are doing right thing by choosing "not for this site" because you can remember the password you need. Keeping passwords in mind is the ideal way. I have learned that if we keep our password stored on the browser by choosing "remember password" tab then we can utilize the master-password feature, if available, to ensure our security. Nice to know your basic and ideal method. Good luck.
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
Hi! I have only 1 password to all of my accounts but it's really hard to guess since its not my numbers. Its alphanumeric so that hackers can have a hard time messing with your information.and I dont save my passwords on browsers too.
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
Actually, I'm quite familiar that hackers can easily get your password and so I don't use that option where you save your password on the site. I do have a few passwords I use in different sites I visit. Sometimes, I memorize them and sometimes, I list them on my notepad or something if I know that it would be hard for me to remember a password especially if it's a site I don't usually visit.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Very true, jotting down passwords is a good idea if that piece of paper is safe. At least it is safe from hackers, right? I also keep my password in a diary. That is the simplest method which I like. However, I have also created a master password. See you around.
21 Jan 11
I usually change between saving my passwords in an excel file or saving them as images that are scattered through my hard drive. Only I know their combination or where to find the next one. That's the method thats worked best for me. If I do save passwords within the browser, they have to be fingerprint activated, especially so as my pc is often used by others during group sessions.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Great! You have developed unique way to keep your passwords safe. I appreciate your method--saving passwords as images. Have a good day.
@angelic123 (1112)
• United States
20 Jan 11
I don't save it on browser.I have it on excel and secure it with a password.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Hi, Then, I presume, you are safe. You are following the right practice.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
20 Jan 11
Hi, this is a new knowledge for me. Actually i don't know it before seeing your post. I just try to use sophisticated passwords to avoid being stolen. Now i am using internet explore. Really thanks for your information. Seems i need more knowledge about information safety.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
21 Jan 11
Hi, thanks for your appreciation--being myLotter it's my duty to keep everyone informed with what I have. Yes, you need to be more cautious about the security of your passwords. My advice is to create a master password, if possible. Have a nice day.