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11th October 2003, 09:21 AM
I have internet explorer 6 and XP Home, when I type in a user name it auto completes the password field for the JREF forum. This is rather insecure and Iím trying to turn it off, however it does not appear as a setting in Tools/Internet options or anywhere else that I can find.
Anyone know how to disable it ?
11th October 2003, 09:44 AM
Umm... don't use Interner Explorer.
You could try setting "Userdata persistence" to "Disable" in Internet Properties->Security->Custom Level
Of course, all the other settings relating to locally caching username and password entries are potentially insecure. Especially since IE is such a prevalent "standard" that reversing-engineering any of its encryption stuff is worthwhile to any 'c00l H@X0r d00d'.
O' course, letting a UBB forum store your username/password in a cookie is a "gift" to anyone whose website you visit that only asks for it.
11th October 2003, 10:07 AM
This does not seem to be a cookie issue, I have tried deleting them and logging in again, same effect. clearly the user name / password completion from IE stores them somewhere.
11th October 2003, 10:23 AM
Tools->Internet Options->Content->Autocomplete->Clear passwords
11th October 2003, 12:02 PM
11th October 2003, 12:52 PM
Another great thing about Mozilla: Passwords and other sensitive information can be encrypted with a Master Password. No one can get at that information unless they know the Master Password.
12th October 2003, 12:37 AM
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