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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

HI,I have seen where some people have their PC hacked and passwords stolen.
I am on F/F right now and F/F has in tools a option to see your UN&PW,they also give you option to use a master password
is this a secure setup if you use the master password.
I have not used the master password yet my fear is if for some reason something goes horribly wrong with you will be locked out
of every site you may have set up.
The reason for this inquiry is i saw on a news report that a guy had a 19 character password set and someone was able to get around that.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

I assume F/F is Firefox?

I use Firefox with a master password. I've never been locked out, but even that wouldn't be a problem, because Firefox is not my master repository for my passwords.

I use Keepass to manage my passwords. For each web site, I generate a unique random password with it. Then I let Firefox remember it.

By using a unique random password for each website, the compromise of one web site will not lead to access to other web sites I use, because the password is different for each.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

HI,Didier Stevens,that's what i do for passwords every site has a different UN&PW,thanks

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