Chrome is currently the best browser on the planet, and with the current development and feature-addition plans, it will remain the top browser for long. Still, I miss lots of Firefox add-ons and features here, like an effective Adblocker extension etc.
Recently, I discovered one major shortcoming of Google Chrome. Chrome does not have the option to set master password. Firefox has this feature for long, where users can set a master password for the other passwords saved in the browser.
Users can save their usernames and passwords in the browser, so that they don’t need to remember or type them. I believe that almost all of us use this feature available with all major browsers. But, this can become a serious problem for you as anyone, using your computer, can see these passwords. In Firefox and Chrome, you can see saved usernames and passwords easily without using any trick. While for Internet Explorer, you can use third-party applications.
Thankfully, Mozilla Firefox provides a way to lock the saved password using a master password. You can set a master password by visiting Tools menu > Options > Security tab. After setting a master password, one can’t see the saved passwords or use them to authenticate to the respective websites without entering the master password.
Unfortunately, Chrome does not have this feature yet. Anyone, who gets access to your computer, can simply see your saved usernames and passwords. (Wrench menu > Options > Personal Stuff tab > Passwords). I wish Chrome to implement master password feature soon. Till then, avoid saving passwords in Chrome or keep your computer away from your (geek) friends.