Firefox, at least, by default stores your passwords only very lightly "encrypted" that can easily be seen by any hacker. You can get an extension to make them harder to see. But a better idea, imo, is to get a password manager. Several good ones are free and can be used on computer and phone. Several others are not free, but quite reasonably priced. These managers help you do several things better: Less guessable passwords, no passwords shared between sites, some of them even remind you when it's time to change passwords; many also make it easy to securely share your passwords between your browsers, your computers and your phones.
Look here: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=password+managers&t=h_&ia=web
Maybe a good question to ask your readers. For convenience, I often save my website login credential (username/email and password) in both browsers I use (Firefox and Chrome) and it has served me well over many years. However, recently my friend saw me do it and he told me that it wasn't a good idea to store any passwords in the browsers as I am just asking for my information to be compromised by hackers. Ever since then I have been scared to store anything in my browsers again. Is my friend correct that storing that information in my browser makes it easier for hackers to steal my login information? If that is the case, why do Firefox and Chrome offer such a feature? Shouldn't they look out for their customers if it is this vulnerable? What do you think? I'm sure others are using this feature and if it is a bad practice, maybe others should be warned too? Any information offered is appreciated.
--Submitted by Shiela P.