If you have lost or forgotten your passwords on Google Chrome, you will be able to find them very easily, some would say too much. The web giant has the annoying tendency to record everything you do to make browsing easier, sometimes to the detriment of your security.
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Google Chrome has probably asked you if you want to save your passwords when you log in to a website or app. This backup is only possible if you are logged into your Google account (the one that allows you to access Gmail, among others).
Find your saved passwords on Google Chrome
If you want to take stock of the passwords saved on the browser, go to the Google Chrome password manager. You can see the names of sites and applications, as well as usernames and passwords. From here, you can therefore find this valuable information, delete it and even deactivate the automatic recording called “Smart Lock”.
You can also keep the registration but disable automatic login. We advise you to deactivate this second option for more security. Indeed, your Google account may very well remain logged in even when you exit the browser.
If auto-login is enabled, anyone opening the browser will be able to access your accounts whose password has been saved (if you haven't taken care to log out of your Google account before) . The practicality and simplicity of navigation offered by Google therefore have a price in terms of security, so be vigilant on this point.
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Obviously, for more security, we recommend that you choose the most secure passwords possible. NSA defector Edward Snowden offers a series of tips along these lines. You are now in control of your online passwords and browsing data.
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