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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by jtn3833, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. jtn3833

    jtn3833 Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2000
    I've always wondered how safe it is to select the 'remember me' button when logging onto the website of a credit card or my bank. If I bypassed typing in my username/password with this option is there any way someone could use it against me easily? I know almost anything is possible on the web, in terms of hacking and such, but is it relatively safe?

  2. putasolution


    Mar 20, 2003
    Safe is relative, I am not positive, but pretty sure that most https sites won't store passwords anyway.

    Personally I wouldn't store them, even with a good secure password, (check your potential password here) and a good firewall
  3. Corrosive


    Jan 9, 2003
    As long as you trust everyone behind your firewall, storing your passwords is pretty safe. Most of them are stored as cookies, so if you block access to them, no-one should be able to get the passwords contained in them.

    Still, I would not get a banking site, say, to store a password, but I do allow my password to get on to this forum. Whether or not you wish to take any risks is entirely down to you.
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