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How Safe are Passwords in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera?

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I’m sure many of you look kindly upon the fact that your web browser stores your passwords for you. It is no doubt a wonderful time-saving feature, and surely beats having to retype your password every time that it needs to be entered. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how safe your passwords really are in your browser?

If you’re using Internet Explorer, I hope you’ll change your mind about storing your passwords in it. IE doesn’t have any sort of management screen so that users can quickly remove a username/password stored in the browser, but it does let you clear all of your passwords. Just because it doesn’t come with a built-in management interface doesn’t mean you can’t retrieve your passwords…

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