The Pros and Cons of Using the Chrome Password Manager

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When you use Google Chrome and enter a password on a site that requires you to sign up or sign in, you normally get a notification asking you to choose to save the password or not. That, right there, is Google Password Manager, commonly known as Chrome Password Manager, sending you the prompt. Note that nearly all browsers now offer this option, or something comparable, we’re just focusing on Chrome in this article.

If you select the “Save” option when the notification appears, the password manager saves the username and password for the site. In the future, anytime you visit that site, the password manager will autofill the information for you making it easier to sign in. It also eliminates the possibility of forgetting your credentials or entering a wrong password.

On the other hand, if you do not want to save the password, you select the “Not Now” option. When you click or tap on it, the password manager is denied the ability to save your password.

Pros
The Chrome password manager is a free password management tool built into the web browser. It keeps a record of all passwords, addresses, payment methods, and usernames you use on various sites. It is ideal for people who have different accounts spread across various sites.

Many people use the same one or two passwords across all of their online payment gateways, email accounts, and shopping sites. Unfortunately, hackers and other shadowy characters can guess these passwords, making it possible for them to access all your accounts.

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This is where Chrome Password Manager comes to the rescue. The tool simplifies the task by storing all your usernames, passwords, and other important information you need to access the various sites you have an account with, making it easy to use a different password for each site. It even gives you the ability to edit, add, or remove any of the information saved in Chrome.

Cons
The chrome Password Manager is an add-on feature in a browser. Unfortunately, browsers are not designed for storing passwords. As a result, unlike dedicated password management tools, browsers such as Chrome store the information in unencrypted form. This means that many unauthorized people can access personal information saved on Chrome Password Manager.

Basically, Chrome’s add-on feature only works with the browser. This means that if you are using a different browser such as Safari or Edge, your passwords are not stored with Chrome. Therefore, you either use Chrome for your online activities or save your credentials on different browsers. In addition, the password manager does not offer security when you need to share passwords with family members.

All said and done, Chrome’s Password Manager is a basic but handy tool that makes it easy for people to sign into different sites without the hassle of trying to remember various passwords. Just be aware of its limitations, and make an educated decision as to whether you find them acceptable.

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