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How to view, change or delete saved passwords on Firefox

Tue Sep 17 2019 - 5 min read

Allowing Firefox to save your passwords may be convenient but it’s definitely not wise. In the long run, it can leave you vulnerable to a whole host of attacks. In this post, we show you exactly how to view, change, or totally delete your saved passwords in Firefox.

How to view saved passwords on Firefox

  1. Open Firefox, click Menu and select Preferences.

  2. From the left panel, select Privacy & Security.

  3. Scroll to Logins & Passwords, then click Saved Logins.

  4. Click Show Passwords.

How to change saved passwords on Firefox

  1. In Firefox, click the Firefox account symbol and select Manage Account.

  2. On your Firefox account page, click the Change button next to Password.

  3. Follow the steps to enter your old and new passwords, then click Change to finish.

How to delete saved passwords on Firefox

  1. In Firefox, click the Menu button, then select Preferences.

  2. Select Privacy & Security on the left pane.

  3. Scroll down to Logins and Passwords and select the Saved Logins button.

    For individual site passwords, select the one you wish to delete and click Remove. To clear everything, click Remove All. Select Close when you’re done.

Great! If you’ve come this far you’ve hopefully wiped the slate clean and can now start to build yourself a decent security plan. For a head start, try following these quick tips on storing passwords:

  • Always take advantage of two-factor authentication, or 2FA. This way, you’ll be adding a stronger second layer of security to your password, like a fingerprint or a secret question.

  • Use strong passwords and a different one for each account. A random password generator is your safest bet in creating an unbreakable password. And remember: using the same password over and over again renders all of your online accounts unsafe.

  • Use a password manager. We don’t expect you to remember P6Nwq3<EnecGjC$, which is why a good password manager like NordPass is your safest bet in creating an unbreakable password. And remember: using the same password over and over again renders all of your online accounts unsafe.

Monica Webster
Monica Webster
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Monica is the spirit of our content team. Her bubbliness and creativity sparkle her articles. She loves to investigate various security related problems and bring useful tips to readers. When she is not writing about technology, she explores art.
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