If your login details are really important, then you shouldn’t skip this post. Don’t get scared, but get prepared to learn something really interesting.
Am a fan of web browsers and it helps me really discover interesting stuffs about the popular PC web browsers.
If you are to mention the best web browsers for PC, I think your list would include:
- Mozilla FireFox
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- UC Browser
If those are the most popular PC web browsers you know, then you are really using cool web browsers on your PC.
Well, today you are going to know what I found out about Mozilla Firefox PC web browser.
It’s really interesting and worth knowing.
Before I let the cat out of the bag, I would like to throw some lights on a very important aspect of web browsing.
If you are really following me from the back-end, you will know that where I am speedily driving to is about Saved Passwords & Usernames.
Nowadays, it’s normal to see everyone saving their usernames and passwords in their web browsers and that’s really a feature that saves you time and protects you from those prying eyes.
My favorite web browser is Google Chrome and it’s password saving feature is really great.
To save passwords on your Google Chrome PC Web browser and get it to sync across any device you access, you should make sure your Google account is signed in on the browser.
All you need to do is to make sure you hit the save password prompt any time you enter your login details into a new website.
Now here’s where things are getting more interesting.
Now here’s what you should really take note of.
To view or recover your saved passwords/login details on Google Chrome, the whole operation is really secured.
- On Android, you will need to enter your fingerprint or phone lock before you can view your login details on the Google Chrome browser.
- While on PC, you will be asked to enter your PC’s password to be able to view your saved usernames and passwords/login details.
Most of my online jobs are done on my PC and it’s mostly via Google Chrome.
I really love that security measure and it makes me feel really safe when adding or saving passwords to Google Chrome PC web browser. So, no one can access my browser’s saved login details unless he/she has stolen my passwords.
Well, when it comes to Mozilla Firefox, it’s really different unless you do what most people forget to do.
- On Mozilla Firefox, you can just click on Options, Privacy & Security, Saved Logins and then view your saved logins without any prompt to enter your computer password.
Another very important feature in Mozilla Firefox that you should really know about or probably be careful on is this.
Mozilla FireFox can import your saved logins/passwords, bookmarks, history etc from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and other web browsers installed on your PC within seconds.
It’s interesting, right? I think so.
But with this feature, Mozilla Firefox can import your saved logins from Google Chrome or other web browsers without any need for a password.
You know Google Chrome will safely request for a password before you can view saved passwords, but importing it through Mozilla FireFox will be so easy and you won’t be asked for any password.
That’s where things become a little scary if you have Mozilla Firefox and you have almost all your web login details saved in Google Chrome.
Once imported, anyone with access to your Mozilla FireFox can view your username/email, passwords and site address easily without any barrier.
Sounds weird right?
Imagine someone having access to your Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo, Twitter, Instagram and other web login details. You will be fried so hot if such information gets into the wrong hands.
But, you can avoid it.
Anyone looking for a way to steal people’s login details might use this information, but you should quickly act fast and share it with friends and families so everyone is safe.
Now let’s see how to stay safe.
How To Protect Your PC Browser Login Details
Mozilla Firefox is one of those browsers I never stop using even if Google Chrome actually gets more clicks. So, you don’t have to uninstall it, you only need to make it safer.
Here’s how to protect your Google Chrome, UC Browser and even Firefox itself from its backdoor-like password/username importing feature.
If you are using Google Chrome, you can protect your saved web login details with these simple steps.
- Make sure your PC has a login password or fingerprint security if you have one.
- Keep your PC login password safe
- Make sure your Google Account login details are kept safe from others. Even friends shouldn’t be trusted.
- Change your password once in a while especially after giving it to a professional or someone who assisted you with online stuff.
- Don’t log in on public PCs without using Incognito mode
Mozilla FireFox is like a backdoor to other PC web browsers if you don’t secure it.
Here’s what most people forget to do and this puts their web login details in a very risky situation.
Fortunately, anyone reading this is safe.
Don’t be safe alone, make sure you tell someone about it.
- Open Mozilla FireFox
- Click on the menu icon (3 lines like a Hamburger menu) at the top right of your screen.
- Click on the Options
- Select Privacy & Security
- Tick the box for Use a master password
- Enter the new master password twice in the spaces provided
- Make sure the master password is hard to guess but easy to remember
- Click OK when you are done
- You will now see a prompt that says Master Password changed successfully
- Now, finally and very important, untick the Use a master password and then click Cancel
- That’s all
With just these little changes that most people overlook, you can stay safe and never ignorantly fall into the wrong hands.
Once this is done, no one can access your saved login on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc or from Mozilla Firefox itself.
Seriously, if you have Mozilla FireFox, you should help yourself by protecting your data and also send this piece of cake to your friends and families to help them stay safe too.
Feel free to drop your feedback.
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