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The reason why you should never save your pass­words in a browser

Every time you go online, you need plenty of pass­words. More than you could ever remember. The option to save your access data straight to your browser might sound tempting, but is not advis­able at all!

Whether you are e-banking, sending web mails, shop­ping online or booking a hotel: An ever increasing number of ser­vices on the Internet require you to use a pass­word. Common browsers do offer to manage user access data. That would be very con­ve­nient, but unfor­tu­nately also very unsafe.

Browser providers gen­er­ally use their own pass­word data­bases. There is often no way to check how secure they are. Cases where access data saved this way are dis­closed due to a browser vul­ner­a­bility have occurred sev­eral times already. And even worse: Secu­rity experts recently dis­cov­ered that Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge transfer any form data entered com­plete with pass­words to the respec­tive provider.

It is far better to use a ded­i­cated pass­word man­ager, i.e. sep­a­rate soft­ware spe­cial­ising in saving your access data in a safe manner. Suit­able pro­grams can be found here under “Pass­word Manager”.

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