You must have seen this warning on many sites that you shouldn’t select “remember password” on a shared computer. Do you know exactly why they ask you to do that ? I would like to talk about one good reason why you should not be doing that.
Lets see how its dangerous in firefox when you select “Remember password” for any site.
When you click on “Remember” in the above image, anybody can see your username and password(in clear text) on your computer. If you want to confirm it , try this in Firefox . Click on tools->options . Select the “Security” tab and then click on “Show Password” in the pop up window that appears.
You (and others who have access to your computer) will be able to see all the usernames along with passwords for all the sites where you selected “Remember password”. So if its your own computer, you can set the master password so that others cant see the stored usernames and passwords. If you are using someone else computer then don’t choose the option of “Remember password”. On other browsers when you select “Remember password” ,your passwords usually get saved in cookies.
Have safe and secure surfing