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edplayer 08-23-2014 04:01 PM

master password in firefox
 
will using this prevent (at least some people) from viewing my password remotely

(as in someone who has hacked into my computer vs. someone who walks up to my computer and goes into ff options, I know it can prevent that)

BlisterDick 08-23-2014 04:08 PM

[b]have fun getting your identity stolen and bank acct cleaned out - everything you own back2bank[/b] :tard:

lol 08-23-2014 04:09 PM

no its only for local protection from like your wife/kids/roommate, its not any actual security

g|aSsJaw 08-23-2014 04:15 PM

Pretty sure a master password in Firefox just protects your list of saved log-in names and passwords.

edplayer 08-23-2014 04:24 PM

[QUOTE=lol;25374806]no its only for local protection from like your wife/kids/roommate, its not any actual security[/QUOTE]



[QUOTE=g|aSsJaw;25374807]Pretty sure a master password in Firefox just protects your list of saved log-in names and passwords.[/QUOTE]


yeah, that is what I'm talking about. Just my saved (in ff) log-in names and passwords.

From what I read, it encrypts its own (ff) password list. So wouldn't this prevent not only people at my computer but those with remote access from getting access to this specific list?

lol 08-23-2014 04:29 PM

if someone has remote access like a hacker they can just install some software that waits for you to log in to firefox then sends your decrypted password list to them, or a keylogger to capture your master password. but i guess if its someone logging in over RDP or something then yes it offers some protection.

edplayer 08-23-2014 04:34 PM

[QUOTE=lol;25374812]if someone has remote access like a hacker they can just install some software that waits for you to log in to firefox then sends your decrypted password list to them, or a keylogger to capture your master password. but i guess if its someone logging in over RDP or something then yes it offers some protection.[/QUOTE]


that makes sense but I don't plan to be entering it (the master password) that often. I just enabled it and I set up keepass also. I used to let ff remember most of my passwords but now I'll let it remember all (except those that won't let it like banking and credit card sites). Trying up upgrade my security.

g|aSsJaw 08-23-2014 05:08 PM

[QUOTE=edplayer;25374815]that makes sense but I don't plan to be entering it (the master password) that often. I just enabled it and I set up keepass also. I used to let ff remember most of my passwords but now I'll let it remember all (except those that won't let it like banking and credit card sites). Trying up upgrade my security.[/QUOTE]

Chrome uses your Windows password to protect your saved log-in information. You could switch to that if it sounds safer to you.

lollersk8s 08-23-2014 05:12 PM

In general i think chrome is better than ff, i need to switch entirely but im so used to ff :(

hitball11a 04-23-2015 04:54 AM

as in someone who has hacked into my computer vs. someone who walks up to my computer and goes into ff options, I know it can prevent tha

GhEttOrAiD 04-23-2015 10:16 AM

[QUOTE=hitball11a;25466756]as in someone who has hacked into my computer vs. someone who walks up to my computer and goes into ff options, I know it can prevent tha[/QUOTE]

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lol 04-23-2015 10:18 AM

[QUOTE=hitball11a;25466756]as in someone who has hacked into my computer vs. someone who walks up to my computer and goes into ff options, I know it can prevent tha[/QUOTE]

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lol 04-23-2015 10:19 AM

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lol 04-23-2015 10:20 AM

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