By Jehangir Khattak
Besides personal accounts, sensitive company login details would be compromised if someone who used Chrome left their computer unattended with the screen active.Seeing the passwords is achieved simply by clicking on the Settings icon, choosing “Show advanced settings…” and then “Manage saved passwords” in the “Passwords and forms” section. A list of obscured passwords is then revealed for sites – but clicking beside them reveals the plain text of the password, which could be copied, or sent via a screenshot to an outside site.But the head of Google’s Chrome developer team, Justin Schuh, said he was aware of the weakness and that there were no plans to change the system.
- Make sure your computer is password locked at all times
- Don’t let anyone use your computer. Ever.
- Use an encrypted password manager like LastPass or 1Password
- Turn off Chrome’s password manager