Due to the current situation of COVID-19, many people are working on official laptops or desktops during work from home. In such a situation, if your laptop or PC is official then it is very important to delete the data and password before returning it. Actually, many of your passwords are saved in the settings of your web browser, which needs to be deleted.
Whenever we work on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser, then they ask us to save the password of every website that logs in. In such a situation, if you have saved all those passwords, then there is a risk of theft of those passwords.
The password list can be long
Whenever a user logs on to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, his/her Gmail or any other mail ID, he/she is asked to save the password. Similarly, other websites or platforms where you log in with password also ask to save them. In these, your LIC, apps, IRCTC, e-commerce, Facebook, Twitter and many other passwords are also saved.
Passwords are saved here in Google Chrome
If you are using Google Chrome browser, then all your passwords are saved in the Password section under Settings. These passwords can be viewed here. Also, you can delete them. Follow these steps to see the password …
- First, go to Google Chrome Settings
- Now go to the password section. Or search by typing password in the search settings above.
- Click on the arrow given in front of the password.
- Now scroll downwards and you will see the list of all saved passwords.
- All passwords appear in a dot, which can be seen by clicking on the eye.
- After clicking on I, the password of the system has to be entered, then anyone can see the password.
Without the main password of computer or laptop, you will not be able to see any password. The process is very useful when you have forgotten a password. However, its disadvantage is that anyone knows the password of your system, then they can steal your other passwords from here.
How to protect these passwords?
Whenever you are working on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser, you can protect all your passwords by taking care of a few things …
- Always make your laptop, PC password strong. Use numbers, alphabets and special characters in it.
- Whenever the browser asks you to save the password, then save it where there is no risk of theft of your details.
- Offer to save passwords and Auto Sign-in should be turned off by going to Password from Google Chrome settings.
- The google extension, ‘MasterPassword for chrome’ can be used for the safety of chrome.