Hello readers, recently we came across a question from one of our reader who have the habit of remembering login passwords in google chrome, he asked as “if there is anyway I could protect my login passwords and username in google chrome” as we all know there is no security when it comes to storing password in google chrome any one who has physical access to your computer could see the passwords stored inside google chrome just by navigating to Google Chrome >> Options >> Personal Stuff and then click the button Manage Saved Passwords as shown in the image below. Today we will tell you how to hide passwords stored in google chrome.
Today we will tell you how you can hide passwords stored in google chrome so that others are use your computer in your absence. You can read this thread as well if you want to see what does google say indirectly to the question Why no master password in google chrome? read here and those who have used firefox would know what is master password. For those who don’t know it is a password which protects your remembered passwords stored in firefox. If you are more curious about how safe are your passwords saved in google chrome then read here, however google say they store passwords in encrypted state on your hard disk.
Google Chrome Extensions That Could Protect The Passwords Stored ?
Well if we talk about google chrome extensions for securing the passwords stored in google chrome, we found an extension named Simple Startup Password which you can install in google chrome and it will protect google chrome running on your computer from unauthorized use by others, as it asks for a password when you launch google chrome as shown in the image below.
Above mentioned extension supports multiple google profiles as well. Note: Do not lose or forget your password! "Remind" isn’t work! You’ll have to reinstall your google chrome browser. Just in case you are looking for a way with which you could protect all of your google profile data, you should read this article.
Another useful extension that will take your worries about how safe are your google chrome remembered passwords is Lastpass which is by far now that best way with which you could protect all the passwords stored in google chrome from others. LastPass is a free password manager and form filler. Just As FYI while using lastpass your sensitive data is encrypted _locally_ before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it.
Note: Lastpass is also available for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
It will import all the passwords stored in google chrome to their free online secure vault and securely allows you to use them whenever needed, import Chrome passwords (Windows only currently), you’ll also need to download full Windows installer available on lastpass website. Once you have downloaded and installed you can choose to keep the passwords unsecured in google chrome once they are imported to lastpass free online account secure vault.