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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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