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My business uses a lot of sites where I need a login and password. Should I just use the “save password” function on my browser to save time?

Answer

It’s best to avoid any and all “save password” features and prompts on a browser. It does make for a speedy experience when logging into various accounts, but it also stores your passwords in a space that’s connected to the Internet, a veritable free-for-all if the website is, or becomes, vulnerable. Allowing websites to retain personal login details also leads to forgetting your passwords, and if that data were to be lost during a browser update or a computer crash, recovering and restoring all of that information would be a complete headache and productivity nightmare.

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