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Google In Hot Water Over Big Security Hole In Chrome

#1
This is sort of funny - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/07...19233.html

A writer wrote an article about a "big" security hole in Google Chrome. Personally, I don't think it's a security hole. It is as designed. I bet FireFox and other web browsers do the same. With Chrome, it is possible to show the passwords that you saved with a simple press of a button. That's one of the many reasons why I never save any passwords in Google Chrome (or any web browser).

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Another way to check out saved passwords is by entering this URL into the URL Address bar in Google Chrome - chrome://settings/passwords (that's the URL that you see when you go to the saved passwords page in Chrome - still, it is as designed. No "big" security hole there).

Of course, one can set a master password to prevent this.

What are your thoughts?
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#2
Personally, I agree. It's not really a security hole. It's more of a designed feature of Chrome. I generally am not too worried since I keep my computer locked at all times, but the insecurity of Windows 7 does make me a little nervous.

I do think perhaps Chrome should have a few more features that make it more difficult for people to simply see all saved passwords with a click of a button.
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Eh, I don't even use the browser for my passwords. And this is not a hole, I think it is obviously working as designed.
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(August 8th, 2013 at 7:08 PM)Darth-Apple Wrote: Personally, I agree. It's not really a security hole. It's more of a designed feature of Chrome. I generally am not too worried since I keep my computer locked at all times, but the insecurity of Windows 7 does make me a little nervous.

I do think perhaps Chrome should have a few more features that make it more difficult for people to simply see all saved passwords with a click of a button.

I don't care how they same my passwords. I just care that it doesn't freeze up on a slow computer, like explorer. I switched from Explorer to chrome recently--and the difference on a slow computer is AMAZING!
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(August 8th, 2013 at 9:09 PM)earlybird Wrote:
(August 8th, 2013 at 7:08 PM)Darth-Apple Wrote: Personally, I agree. It's not really a security hole. It's more of a designed feature of Chrome. I generally am not too worried since I keep my computer locked at all times, but the insecurity of Windows 7 does make me a little nervous.

I do think perhaps Chrome should have a few more features that make it more difficult for people to simply see all saved passwords with a click of a button.

I don't care how they same my passwords. I just care that it doesn't freeze up on a slow computer, like explorer. I switched from Explorer to chrome recently--and the difference on a slow computer is AMAZING!

Internet Explorer has to be one of the worst browsers I have ever used. It has improved somewhat, but it is still a mess and a real pain to use.

The only reason I ever really use it is because at one forum, I own a secondary account for awards nominations, and it just make sense to have it save the password so I don't have to log out and log in every time I check for nominations. Every time I use Internet Explorer, it only makes me more glad we have alternatives haha.
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(August 8th, 2013 at 7:08 PM)Darth-Apple Wrote: I do think perhaps Chrome should have a few more features that make it more difficult for people to simply see all saved passwords with a click of a button.

Setting a master password in Chrome should solve this issue.

(August 8th, 2013 at 7:08 PM)Darth-Apple Wrote: Personally, I agree. It's not really a security hole. It's more of a designed feature of Chrome. I generally am not too worried since I keep my computer locked at all times, but the insecurity of Windows 7 does make me a little nervous.

I use a password on my laptop so anyone around the house wouldn't be able to access it without my permission. Still, I don't save passwords, so... yeah.

(August 8th, 2013 at 9:09 PM)earlybird Wrote: I don't care how they same my passwords. I just care that it doesn't freeze up on a slow computer, like explorer. I switched from Explorer to chrome recently--and the difference on a slow computer is AMAZING!

Can you tell me what your computer's specifications are and what version of IE you're using? 
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#7
IE10 is a major improvement over 8 and 9. On my computer it never freezes up, though it is a gaming computer so that may not be too surprising. Still, I just like Chrome a lot more.
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