Why Autocomplete Passwords Can Be Dangerous

Why Autocomplete Passwords Can Be Dangerous

It can be tough to remember all of the passwords that you have for every site. Many sites have different requirements from capital and lower case letters to special characters. This makes you have different passwords for multiple sites, which in fact is safer, even though it is a hassle to remember.

Using the autocomplete password feature on your browser can put you at risk to hackers. They have found a way to use those autocomplete features to track you down and get your personal information and passwords that are stored. Tricking a browser to give up it’s saved information is easy for a hacker to do. A hacker just needs to place an invisible form on a compromised webpage to collect users’ login information.

The best thing to do is to turn off the auto-fill feature.
It is the safest option for you. In order to do this on Chrome, you need to go to the settings, click advanced, and look for the appropriate settings under manage passwords. If you use Firefox, you go to the options setting, click privacy and under history setting select “Firefox will: Use custom settings for history.” A new window will pop up be sure to disable “Remember search and form history.” And if you’re using Safari, open the preferences, select the Auto-fill tab, and turn off all the features related to usernames and passwords.

Use a password manager to keep your information and passwords safe from hackers. Everyone thinks that no one will hack them or they don’t have valuable information saved for a hacker to attack them. However, it will be a hassle and expensive to sort out if it happens to you. So take these precautionary measures to help save yourself the trouble. Turn off the auto-fill feature on your browser and use a password manager.