Firefox Give Password Safety Warning
Firefox 76 browser now warns users reusing passwords that could have already been compromised.
03:58 07 May 2020
Mozilla has recently launched Firefox 76 for Mac, Windows and Linux with a new and improved lockwise password functionality. The browser warns users if they are using the same password for another website and prompts them to make changes.
The browser's management tool also tells users if they are making the mistake of using old passwords and if a site they're about to log on has suffered a data breach.
Reusing passwords is highly discouraged by experts. Although they are easy to remember, they can make one's personal online accounts dangerously insecure. Once hackers discover passwords through data breaches, they often try those passwords all over the net with a type of attack called credential stuffing.
Firefox's password manager can be a big help for users who are constantly struggling to come up with unique, hard-to-guess passwords for different online services that they are using. Just like Apple's iCloud Keychain, this built-in security tool is getting more sophisticated and makes it harder for hackers to get into your accounts.