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Offline Bill

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FireFox passwords -corrected
« on: Dec 12, 2009, 08:05 AM »
Some web sites require that you enter a password every time you visit.  Is there a way to force FireFox to save and enter the password on those sites on a selective basis?

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Re: Tbird passwords
« Reply #1 on: Dec 13, 2009, 05:23 AM »
My bad! I meant FireFox.  Another senior moment. 

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Re: FireFox passwords -corrected
« Reply #2 on: Dec 13, 2009, 06:21 AM »
Probably the best thing to do would be to go through the list of add-ons https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

The problem is there are so darn many of them it's hard to get through them all. This one stands out as a possible solution, I have not tried it.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3863

I've always been a little leery of storing passwords on my system. What I do for the often visted sites that require a password is just protect the particular cookie in CCleaner so when I run the cleaner those particular sites still work without rentering passwords. I know that won't work with sites that require a password each visit though.
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Re: FireFox passwords -corrected
« Reply #3 on: Dec 13, 2009, 06:46 AM »
Thanks, Pat.  I will take a look.

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Re: FireFox passwords -corrected
« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2009, 10:35 AM »
The Jan 2010 issue of PCWorld (Privacy Watch by Erik Larkin, page 44) recommends the Firefox add-on LastPass for password management.

Additionally it supports IE, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, and more.

Some folks are concerned about storing your sensitive info on their servers, but everything gets encrypted on your local computer before it's uploaded. This includes your master password. So even if their site is hacked, your information remains safe since neither the developers or the hackers will be able to access your data without the encryption key.

It looks very promising and I will be installing it shortly.
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