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Why You Should Delete Your Passwords on Chrome

The Internet is becoming increasingly insecure as more and more personal information is saved online. If a malicious attacker were to get their hands on your passwords, they could easily access personal information, email, bank statements, and credit card details.

 

Although the built-in password manager in all modern web browsers allows you to save your passwords with many levels of security encryption, It is recommended to delete your passwords and credentials from the browser, let it be Chrome or other browsers, just delete them!

In this article, we’ll learn why it’s better to delete saved passwords on chrome and how to do it, and also, why using Passwarden to save passwords is a much better option.

 

Although saving passwords in Chrome has some benefits, like:

  • The password manager is already installed. It is free, so there is no need to pay or install any other software.
  • It works across all your machines and operating systems. Any other device you use with the same browser will be able to access your saved logins in the browser. However, for that to work, you'll need to login in and activate the "sync" option.
  • It creates secure passwords automatically. This helps avoid the temptation to reuse existing passwords.

 

On the other hand, here are some reasons why you should delete passwords from chrome and never use it to save them again:

  • Hackers could extract the contents of the database from your computer and gain access to ALL of your saved passwords.
  • Web browsers are relatively simple to break into, and a lot of malware, browser extensions, and even trustworthy software can take advantage of this to steal sensitive data.
  • After hackers target remote workers in 2020, experts warned users about using Chrome to save passwords. According to experts, hackers target people who work from home to steal passwords from web browsers.
  • According to a security company's research report, Redline Stealer, a well-known malware program, can easily steal passwords stored on web browsers. After successfully stealing the login information from one employee and sending it to hackers.
  • The username and password you enter will be displayed on the page if your browser or password manager automatically fills in passwords. That poses a serious security risk. Because, in addition to you being able to see those saved passwords, a malicious script that has been embedded in the web page might also be able to.

So, our next question is: Will Chrome delete saved passwords for me?

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other platforms

Passwarden is also available as a part of the MonoDefense software bundle.

How to Delete Saved Passwords on Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile > Passwords.
    If you can’t find the Passwords icon, at the top right of your screen, click More > Settings > Autofill > Passwords.
  3. Delete: To the right of the website, click More > Remove.
    To clear all your saved passwords, clear browsing data and select "Passwords".

That’s it! All your saved passwords on Chrome are deleted.

Now you see that saving passwords in Chrome is not as safe as you were thinking, it is time for you to think about using Passwarden, our prominent password manager that will protect your passwords using the best technology out there. And here’s how:

Duress Mode

In this mode, you can choose which vaults to be displayed when Passwarden is in the Duress mode, create a Duress Mode password, and use that password in place of the Master Password if you find yourself in a situation where you are forced to open Passwarden. Only the vaults that you have previously chosen will be displayed.

Security Dashboard

Your Passwarden-saved things are monitored by Security Dashboard, which alerts you to data breaches and other security problems.

It includes a variety of issues, such as weak and often used passwords, security breaches on websites where you have accounts, items that have passed their expiration dates, and many other things!

Master Password

To access your Passwarden profile, you must provide a Master password, which is a unique password. All of your private information is safely locked away behind this password. This password is also essential for the encryption and decryption of data. Your Master password and any data saved in your Passwarden storage are both inaccessible to even Passwarden staff members.

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The remote work approach is used by many businesses in the ever-evolving world of today. Additionally, many employees have never logged in from their beds before. Some people find it difficult to interact with their coworkers in real-time. Best practices for cybersecurity may not be well known to others. Passwarden will help remote co-workers and family members to share any kind of data with total ease and protection. 

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