auto insert a security risk?

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PK-her0

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hi,

always wondered...is auto insert a security risk
like when sites sign you on automatically by entering user name and password
if someone gains access to your system is it easier for them to find the passwords
if this is on?

thanks
 
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If someone have access to your PC, then they can log in to sites as you. Which is bad, if you told the browser to remember your online banking password. Some browsers let you set a master password. So you have to type that master password before it auto completes the login for you. The browser supposedly encrypts the login usernames and passwords that it stores. But I don't know how good that encryption is. There is a product called RoboForm, which has been around for some time. They use the AES encryption algorithm to encrypt what it stores. AES is strong encryption, I believe it is also a government standard.

To prevent access to your PC, you need a complex and long password for your Windows login. I recommend a passphrase, ones that uses upper and lowercase, numbers and symbols.
 
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