Chrome and Firefox shows passwords in plaintext
03 May 2011
I just noticied that when if you access Options→Personal→Password Manager in Chrome or Settings→Security→Stored Passwords in Firefox your password are shown in plain text. Thus is it easy for anyone who has access to your computer to see all your stored passwords in plaintext and not just access the sites from your computer.
You can protect yourself against this in Firefox by setting a Master Password, in Settings→Security, forcing anyone using your computer to type in a password to get access to the other passwords. I do not know of a way to do this in Chrome, but if you do please leave a comment.