Home Desktop Why Saving Passwords in Browsers is a BAD Idea

Why Saving Passwords in Browsers is a BAD Idea

0
Why Saving Passwords in Browsers is a BAD Idea
0

As you know, security is a top priority these days — especially as data breaches become more common, complex and costly. And if you’re a sysadmin or you work anywhere in or around SecOps or InfoSec, you also know that end users are usually the weakest link in the network security chain. Unfortunately, browser-based password saver features are usually part of the problem and rarely the solution.

The Background

Organizations that develop browsers — such as Google (Chrome), Mozilla (Firefox), Microsoft (Edge), Apple (Safari), and Opera Software (Opera) — focus on enhancing UX with various add-ons. One feature they know users love is the “password saver,” which makes it faster and easier to log into various websites.

However, sometimes “faster and easier” go against basic security practices, and this is one of those cases. Stored passwords are about as secure as a spreadsheet or yellow sticky note, as it would take a hacker about 10 seconds to copy a stored password — without even leaving a trace.

Read the entire article here, Why Saving Passwords in Browsers is a BAD Idea

Via the fine folks at Devolutions.

Categories:
Devolutions Established in 2004, Devolutions is a Canadian-based company located near Montreal, Quebec. The firm currently has over 200,000 users in over 100 countries, and is on a mission to develop innovative enterprise software that helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their network management, password management, credentials management and security goals. The firm is also committed to providing exceptional technical support, ensuring an excellent user experience that exceeds expectations, and delivering high performance with superior quality. The firm’s current roster of solutions includes Remote Desktop Manager, Password Vault Manager, Devolutions Server (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Server), and Devolutions Cloud (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Online).

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:

| LATEST FEATURED RESOURCES

White Papers

    Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

    Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]

    Downloads

      Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

      Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

      On-Demand Webinars

        What’s Going on in EUC Printing – A Technical Deep Dive!

        The IGEL Community and ThinPrint invite you to watch the following technical deep dive webinar. The agenda is to technically bring you up to speed on what’s going on in the EUC Printing space today along with a deep dive into new methods, technologies, printing scenarios and a discussion on why printing still matters. You […]

        Latest Videos

          Views All IT News on DABCC.com
          Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
          Win big $$, visit ITBaller.com for more info!

          Visit Our Sponsors

          Close