Google Fixes Chrome’s Saved Passwords Mess

By | November 5, 2013 | 7 Comments

Google Fixes Chrome’s Saved Passwords MessNot so long time ago, we learned that anyone could access your Chrome passwords by simply typing “chrome://settings/passwords” in the URL bar.

After announcing that was done “by design”, the search giant has since listened to the community and actually did something to fix the issue. According to Google’s François Beaufort, the latest Chromium build for Mac has a new experimental flag (chrome://flags/#enable-password-manager-reauthentication), which, when enabled, will prevent people from gaining access to your passwords as they will be promoted to reauthenticate with the User Mac OS password.


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  • WOFall

    Listening to the community is good, but doing what they say is not always the best course of action. In this case, the community, including you, is just being stupid.

    • Mehran

      and you are not stupid, because you are willing to leave your passwords unprotected?

      • WOFall

        Yes, because that is what a password manager does. If you let it store your passwords, it will *store your passwords*.

        Next we’ll have some idiot come along exclaiming
        “Look! If I borrow someone’s laptop and type in the magic url facebook.com, I can log in to their facebook account!”

        • Grrblt

          Clearly you do not understand the distinction between “leave unprotected” and “store”, but I assure you, they are not the same thing.

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

            But one could have the opinion that who left the data unprotected was the user which didn’t use a password/lock in his/her user account. cc/ @4ae1699dad748161e5cc5b6b43f94552:disqus

          • Mehran

            You mean he speaks on behalf of the a community that leave their computers unprotected? and the world should respect their willing to be unprotected? That’s not fair Rafael!

        • Mehran

          Well, you should reconsider your point of view about security and privacy immediately!