Reveal passwords stored in your browser – and check for the ones exposed in data breaches

All major web browsers have the option to save the login and password for the websites that you visit so it’s easier to login the next time you visit a site. If you don’t already have a password system to create secure and memorable passwords, or a password manager to store your logins and other secure information – your browser’s password manager can securely store logins for you and will suggest a strong and unique password for new websites that don’t have a saved password yet.

If you don’t want your logins visible to anyone looking at your computer, make sure your computer is password protected. Here’s where you’ll find the password manager for the most popular web browsers:

Google Chrome: In Settings > Passwords, you will find your Saved Passwords, and the ability to view, edit or remove passwords individually. There’s also an option to use Google’s Password Checkup to “Check Passwords” to keep your passwords safe from data breaches and other security issues.

Microsoft Edge: In Settings > Passwords, you will find your Saved Passwords, and the ability to view, edit or remove passwords individually. There’s also an option to “Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak”.

Mozilla Firefox: In Settings > Logins and Passwords, Firefox Lockwise will display your logins with the ability to view, edit or remove passwords individually. There’s an also a default option to “Show alerts about passwords for breached websites”.

Safari: In Preferences > Passwords, you will find your Saved Passwords, and the ability to view, edit or remove passwords individually. There’s also a default option to “Detect passwords compromised by known data leaks.”

iOS/iPadOS: In Settings > Passwords you will find your saved passwords that are used in conjunction with the Safari browser. Also check out the “Security Recommendations” to “Detect Compromised Passwords”.

Android: Open the Chrome App > More > Settings > Passwords.

You can also find out more about information leaked in data breaches and check to see if your email address has been exposed at Have I Been Pwned and Firefox Monitor.

If you need help with logins/passwords, contact Mark at Computer Techs.