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By: JP Chua on August 31st, 2023

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Should You Store Passwords in Your Browser [Video]

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Storing passwords on your browser can offer convenience, but it comes with security risks. This video explores the pros and cons of storing passwords in your browser and provides tips on how to keep your passwords secure.

0:56 What are the pros of storing passwords on your browser? 

One of the most significant benefits of storing passwords in your browser is convenience. With just a few clicks, you can log in to your favorite websites and access your accounts without having to remember all your passwords. Another advantage is that it's easy to use. Most browsers offer built-in password managers that automatically save and fill in your login credentials when you visit a website.   

1:37 What are the cons of storing passwords on your browser? 

While storing passwords in your browser has its advantages, it also comes with some serious security risks. The most significant risk is that if someone gains access to your computer or mobile device, they can easily access all your saved passwords. Even worse, if your browser is corrupted, cybercriminals can remotely access your passwords, compromising all your accounts. 

2:19 What are alternatives? 

If you're uncomfortable storing your passwords in your browser, there are alternatives to consider. One option is to use a third-party password manager. You may also use a physical password manager, such as a USB drive. This option requires you to enter your passwords manually, but it offers an added layer of security, as it can only be accessed by physically handling the device. 

Whether or not you should store your passwords in your browser depends on your personal security preferences. Ultimately, your online security should always be a top priority.  

To learn more about other ways to protect your password, be sure to check out our article entitled “Ways to Protect Your Business Amidst Alarming Rise in Password Attacks. 

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