After Mac, now Windows gets master password protection in Chrome

By Himanshu Arora · 11 replies
Dec 5, 2013
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  1. The master password protection feature that Google recently implemented in Chromium for Mac has now landed on Windows as well. According to Google’s “Happiness Evangelist”, François Beaufort, the feature is now available in the latest Chromium build for Windows, suggesting...

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  2. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    What? I didn't realize they couldn't do this before.
  3. Divvet

    Divvet TS Member Posts: 57   +19

    Before you worry to much, this is practically the same on every browser.
  4. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 128   +19

    Finally Google has listened to the users' opinions.
  5. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +132

    Meh. If someone got physical access to my computer I'd be resetting all my account's passwords anyway. They could always just visit the sites that have the saved information and access the data that way, without even looking up the passwords.
  6. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 128   +19

    Thats only if you leave your account signed in to the websites by checking "Keep me signed in" checkbox at the login time. Furthermore as stated above, the master password will work only for a minute and then the browser will ask for it again, so there are no chances of someone getting to your password untill he is one of the 'Anonymous' members. ;)
  7. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    How secure are Chrome passwords compared to how LastPass does it?
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  8. I've had this in Firefox for years.
  9. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Ya, this is news for me. With how much browsers copy each other, I figured this would be baseline by now. I first saw that setting so many years ago. A curious article, tis all.
  10. Would love to see a password option to lock the browser.
  11. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 355   +72

    Stick rrs feed live bookmarks in and I may use it.

    I did not realize Crome did not have this feature, anyway the settings on chrome are such a dogs breakfast most people won't find it ayway
  12. turismozilla

    turismozilla TS Addict Posts: 173   +55

    I found Chrome 22 somewhere laying around, I think I am going to stick with version 22 instead of 33 (or whatever the latest version is), I know I'll be sacrificing security, but too me performance matters more than anything, and lately Chrome has gotten so terribly bloated, it struggles with the web. This old version of Chrome is blazing fast compared to later vaersions of Chrome, and it renders pages in an easy on the eyes fashion, I don't ever see that reticulated pattern, ever. Anybody looking to fork Chrome should grab Chromium 22's code base and work from there, only improving security and performance, no new features, new features are f'n evil, man. The features race always ends up adding bloat to what used to be excellent pieces of software.

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