Saved Password In The Username Field
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Posted 2012-08-06 15:07:30
I have erroneously typed in my password after my user name / email address on a shared PC (my brain works quicker than my fingers...).
The problem is, the other people using the PC will be able to see my password when they try to log on (as soon as someone types the first letter in the user name field, all user names and email addresses saved on the PC also show up - including mine and my password).
I don't want to change the password because I've been using it for years on all my email accounts AND it's quite complex making it more difficult to hack.
How do I delete all saved email addresses/user names on my PC?
Thanks in advance!
Posted 2012-08-06 15:22:14
use ccleaner and do a FULL clean.... remember to mark the check box clean form data
Posted 2012-08-06 20:33:12
There are thousands of free programs that will privacy sweep for you- just pick one of the better known ones.
You should still change your password if you've had it for years.
Posted 2012-08-06 23:07:45
no need for special software. All the commercial browsers have an option to remove saved data. Since you left that out of your OP then it's hard for any of us to tell you the exact steps. Either post the browser you used here or google "clear private data (name of browser) and I bet you will find the steps there.
Thought I would add that I use this free piece of software to clean up many files on my computer. It will also clean out all the private files from all browsers..
Edited by Jayman, 2012-08-06 23:24:34.
Posted 2012-08-07 07:54:30
One should always change one's password at least once a year and more often, if possible.
Posted 2012-08-07 08:46:19
Keep random passwords for all kinds of things. Dont just stick with one.. cause once i i got your email and password.. i got the key to everything. *just about*
Posted 2012-08-07 10:29:31
That is an excellent point. I use a random password generator for every password I need. They look like this
yiutGhmLJPe6QfKo9Dbe and get saved in encrypted form on my computer. They are also shared with all the computers I use as well as my phone. For this I use roboform and have been using this for many many years now. I must have over 600 passwords stored in there. No need to remember but 1 which is the master password that MUST be very large and cryptic to make the whole system secure but itls easy to remember 1. I also use a finger print scanner to unlock my roboform passwords on my main machine so I'm not always having to type the very long master pass all the time.
of course there are other solutions and even open source solutions but for me RF has proved to be very secure and integrates with all my devices.
Edited by Jayman, 2012-08-07 10:30:31.
Posted 2012-08-07 12:54:36
I suggest getting the "slim" version that doesn't try to install a toolbar:
Note there is a portable version as well.
Posted 2012-08-16 12:15:55
I'm using google chrome.
I've figured it out in the mean time - thanks for the help and advice.
Posted 2012-08-20 09:22:02
and for every service a different one...than you end with 20 small pieces of paper with all the passwords next to your laptop, or with an excel file called passwords.xls
Internetbanking usernmame password
email: username password
I prefer to have one good one for all services and keep it....even I loose some safety I win some other safety.
Posted 2012-08-23 12:53:53
My sentiments exactly! One good password that is very, very complex and has no meaning
Posted 2012-08-23 12:54:53
Thanks to your kind tips and advice I was able to wipe all saved passwords, email addresses, etc.
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