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    Finding passwords saved by Google's Chrome browser is surprisingly easy

    Most browsers will ask if you want your passwords saved, so when you're next jumping around the web, logging in to sites is that little bit easier. Now, you'd like think those passwords are squirreled away where no one can dig them up, but it appears that in Chrome, it's actually very easy to find them. Recently highlighted by software developer Elliott Kember, getting access to the list of saved passwords requires you to point the browser at "chrome://settings/passwords" and click on one of the saved entries. A small "show" button will then appear next to the hidden password, and hitting that will reveal all. Justin Schuh, Chrome security tech lead, has responded to commentary on this, saying that once someone has gotten past the OS login stage, they could theoretically find out all this information anyway. No doubt the attention this is bound to receive will force Google to hide passwords better. Until then, keep your laptop away from any particularly malicious friends that would wreak havoc to your Facebook account, given half the chance.
    Filed under: Software, Google
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    Via: Business Insider
    Source: Elliott Kember
    I said in search of my botni, not in search of my bhootni. Please stop sending me PMs.
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