master password
Posted by: de doulos
Date: July 27, 2010 05:52PM

When signing in to email for first time, the password manager window appears and asks if you want to save the login information or not. When you click "yes", another window comes up that says sensitive information is not safe, and that extra security can be had by using a master password, but then it does not give the option to have a master password. Moreover, under the "Security" or "Privacy" Tab, there are not options to create a Master Password. So, how and where does one create a Master Password?

Re: master password
Posted by: siria
Date: July 27, 2010 06:08PM

I don't use it, but there are some settings in
Edit > Preferences > Privacy > Encryption

Re: master password
Posted by: panzer
Date: July 27, 2010 06:38PM

Siria, do you know how strong encryption is used for Master Password?

Re: master password
Posted by: siria
Date: July 27, 2010 07:07PM

Sorry I don't know anything about passwords except where to find some prefs, since personally I only use cookies, so that's you the experts for password stuff cool smiley

Re: master password
Posted by: panzer
Date: July 29, 2010 02:26AM

Well, not really. I asked Dorian on forum once, but he did not answered. Maybe he does not know. I just hope it is not some 32kb algorithm that was broken years ago and which even a retard with proper software can break. grinning smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/29/2010 02:26AM by panzer.

Re: master password
Posted by: disrupted
Date: July 29, 2010 02:59AM

doulos, this message is triggered the first time you choose to save a password.

it's just a compulsory no liability disclaimer.. it doesn't necessarily mean that your passwords will be hacked or become compromised by a remote machine.. it's simply an alert so you know that those passwords can be viewable through the passwords manager when you click on the view pw button. if you don;t share your computers with strangers in the same household then you needn't worry but if you're using a shared pc like in a college campus etc that's when it's recommended to use a master passowrd. you can set a master password through the preferences>privacy panel ..you can use different encryption methods when clicking on crypto devices button as shown in snapshot :


to learn more about those encryptions provided by mozilla, please refer to those links:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/release_notes_32.html
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/PKCS11_FAQ
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/PKCS11_Module_Specs

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