Just like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox also offers us to save our login credentials. But it’s a hazardous security risk to save our login credentials, passwords using the Password Manager provided by these modern web browsers.
We’ve seen it in the case of Google Chrome, how it allows the guest users to explore our log-in credentials (right in PLAIN TEXT) without prompting them with even one security layer; no encryption, nothing. But we care and we’ve got you covered, here’s how you can keep your Google Chrome passwords safe from unauthorized access.
I’m assuming you’ve secured your login credentials stored in Google Chrome using your Windows account password, but Mozilla Firefox allows us to use a Master password to secure our login credentials. How to set it and reset it, in case you forgot it. Follow the tutorial.
How To Set or Reset Master Password In Mozilla Firefox
Setting Master Password In Mozilla Firefox
Setting Master Password in Mozilla Firefox is a game of few clicks and you’re secured. Just follow the steps below.
- Update your Mozilla Firefox web browser to the latest, before proceeding.
- Click the icon(as shown in figure) situated at the far right. Move down to ‘Options’.
- Under the ‘Security’ tab, check, ‘Use a master password’.
- A new Window will pop-up prompting you for a new master password. Set a strong one, but do remember or note it down somewhere safe. Press ‘OK’, to finalize it.
Voila, that’s it. From now on, you’ll have to feed in the master password to have a look at the stored login credentials. Unlike Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox doesn’t use the Windows account password for manage the security system in their Password Manager.
We’re done setting the Master Password for Mozilla Firefox easily, it’s even easier to forget it. But again, we’ve got you covered. But before, I’ve an important announcement to make.
Warning: Resetting your master password will remove all of your saved usernames and passwords.
Resetting Master Password In Mozilla Firefox
To reset the master password, copy and paste this in the Mozilla Firefox address bar.
** Don’t be confused with the term ‘chrome’. It is written correctly.
Now, press the ‘Enter’ key from your keyboard.
The ‘Reset Master Password’ Page will appear. One click on ‘Reset’ button will reset your master password.
The warning notice above may seem weird to many, but upon resetting the master password, your naked (PLAIN TEXT) log-in credentials to an unauthorized user is weirder.
We’re here to help, if you’re facing any problem.