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BRB time to d.f.e.
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 12/30/10 at 11:19am
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
Just before everyone herp derps:
I could crack 99% of those passwords in a day ~10.1851 days. A locally run version of this website http://tools.benramsey.com/md5/.
Edited by theCanadian - 12/30/10 at 12:14pm
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Yet if Microsoft had done the exact same thing everyone would be trashing them.
True, because we actually pay for MS products.
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Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post
True, because we actually pay for MS products.
Oh, so it is OK for a free service to reveal passwords, but not a paid service (which since we are talking about browsers, technically costs you nothing)?
So what else is OK for a free product to reveal about us? Google Chrome passes on browsing habits (oh, wait, people gripe about that).

My point is that some FF users can't seem to acknowledge it has it's problems, just like every other browser.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Oh, so it is OK for a free service to reveal passwords, but not a paid service (which since we are talking about browsers, technically costs you nothing)?
So what else is OK for a free product to reveal about us? Google Chrome passes on browsing habits (oh, wait, people gripe about that).
I didn't say that. I said it is true that everyone would be trashing MS.
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ahh, got it
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post #27 of 45
I think I'll switch to chrome now.
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Just to repeat, this has nothing to do with saved passwords on your PC through Firefox. This is about website logins that were inactive from Mozilla's site. Any leak is a bad leak and I'd be willing to bet 99.99% of users (yes, even here) use duplicate passwords and usernames on multiple sites. So a leak in one place is a potential issue for any other account sharing that login information. Switching to a different browser would not affect this in any way.
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post #29 of 45
Using the same password on multiple websites is a recipe for disaster. RoboForm is the best thing since sliced bread for internet security. It's 100% secure, as RoboForm's cloud copy is encrypted and not accessible by even them, allows one-click login to any site, and can be accessed from anywhere.

Having a completely random/unique password for everything you log into is as good as it gets. Even if you somehow got infected with a keylogger, it wouldn't record anything as you're just clicking to log in.

I was hesitant to get it at first for obvious paranoia reasons, but I will have it for the rest of my life now that I've used it.

On topic, I've never made an account on Mozilla's site anyway.
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post #30 of 45
Sigh...Mozilla, you guys know better than this.

As for passwords...I run the same one in most everything. It's easier to remember passwords if I have the same details everywhere. The only ones I use a different password for are ones I have a vested financial interest in. Specifically, Paypal and Steam, though any other such accounts I get in the future that could cause financial harm would also use different passwords. I don't really care if someone hacks all my forum accounts. Big deal. I'm not out a cent. But my Steam account alone is worth more than my pickup, so I have a reason to protect it.
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