There have now been dozens of reports about a serious flaw in the security of Google’s Chrome browser, so we felt it was important to make you aware of this issue.
Google Chrome allows anyone with access to a user’s computer see all their passwords stored for email, social media and other sites directly from the settings panel. And even more worrying, no password is needed to view them!
To see the passwords, all you have to do is click on the settings icon, choose ‘show advanced settings’ and then ‘manage saved passwords’ in the ‘passwords and forms’ section. A list of hidden passwords is then revealed, but clicking beside them reveals the actual text of the password free to copy or send via screenshot, compromising all of your accounts in one easy step.
Unfortunately, Google are aware of the weakness and have no plans to change this – a problem other browsers, like Firefox, once had, and fixed. So what can you do to avoid this major flaw in your internet security?
For one, maybe it’s time to change to a new browser.
Make sure you delete any saved passwords from your browser (you can access this through your browser settings in Chrome), don’t allow this saving function and regularly revisit to make sure you’re not compromised.
And protect yourself in future by using a secure password manager, like Strong Pass. If you would like to have the peace of mind that Strong Pass offers, download the app now and take your security into your own hands.