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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

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    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?

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    JTN
     
  2. putasolution

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    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

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    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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