Beware: Stop Using Autofill in Your Password Manager

MakeUseOf | 2/14/2018 | Nancy Messieh
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Security experts discourage using autofill and autocomplete features in browsers and password managers, mainly because autofill features can be exploited by hackers.

FreeCodeCamp offers a good and simple explanation as to what can happen in Chrome in particular: “A hacker can hide form input fields on a web page, which Chrome will then fill in with your personal information if you opt to use its autocomplete feature.”

Autofill

So how do you turn off autofill?

Click on the LastPass browser icon.

Click - Preferences

Click Preferences.

In the browser window that opens, under General make sure that Automatically Fill Login Information is unchecked.

Chrome - Password - Manager - Autofill - Passwords

If you’re using the native Chrome password manager, you can’t actually disable autofill for passwords. Instead, what you should do is delete any saved passwords and switch to a password manager like LastPass or 1Pass. Here’s how to delete saved passwords:

Go to Settings and search for...
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