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Who said FireFox was secure

So MR/Mrs. Firefox user(s) ---> who was telling me how secure Firefox was?

Check this blog entry on how to view all your stored passwords, using tools menu in Firefox.

Carlos

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 12:38 PM by carlos
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Deji said:

I think you should have reviewed the comments before you blog this. I agree with most of the sentiments in the comments. I don't see this as an indication of FireFox insecurity. We in the MS-centric world have always told people "if someone can have access to your computer, then they can do anything".

The poster has not demonstrated that the password cache is suscpetible to anything but local read and access, so how can he/she claim to show FireFox's insecurity. If we are going to dump on FireFox, we need something much more intelligent than this.
# March 7, 2006 9:36 AM

tomek said:

I have to agree with Deji - I'm aware of this option since I'm using FF but I don't see a threat in this since somebody will show the proof how to read it without being the user (I admint - I have to make some reading about how FF is storing and securing the password). You can say the same about Microsoft DPAPI - If You are an user and You know the password You can read data from store protected with DPAPI.
# March 7, 2006 1:01 PM

Carlos said:

Being taught the hard way is sometimes the best way. It was pointed out to me by someone really close

# August 14, 2006 8:00 AM
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