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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)
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no its only for local protection from like your wife/kids/roommate, its not any actual security
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Pretty sure a master password in Firefox just protects your list of saved log-in names and passwords.
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Pretty sure a master password in Firefox just protects your list of saved log-in names and passwords.


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?
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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.
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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.


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.
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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.

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