By default, all major programs for surfing the Internet ask the user if he wants to save the passwords entered to access sites, online services and social networks. Many are tempted by the convenience of saying yes, but in reality this feature can be quite dangerous when it comes to privacy (especially if the PC is used by more than one person in the family).
In short, if you do not want to run the risk of your brother, your cousin or some of your friends going to rummage through the browser settings and see all the passwords you use to access your online accounts, you must act on the browser settings and prevent this. last to save passwords. How you do it? I'll explain it to you right away.
Take five minutes of free time and try to follow the directions I am about to give you: we will see first how to delete saving password from all the main web browsers and then how to delete all the access data that were previously saved on the computer memory (or even on smartphones and tablets). I assure you that this is a much simpler operation than you imagine. Enjoy your reading and have fun!
If you use Google Chrome, can delete saving password starting the browser, clicking on the button (...) located at the top right and selecting the item Settings give the menu to compare.
At this point, click on the item Show advanced settings…, scroll down the page and remove the check mark from the item Request to save your passwords Web (under the heading Password and modules).
To delete the passwords previously saved in Chrome, click on the item Manage passwords which is next to the option Request to save your passwords Web e delete all access data stored in the browser by clicking on x that appears on the right when you go to the site name with the mouse pointer. Easy, right?
Chrome per smartphone e tablet
Chrome is also agolable on Android devices, iPhones, and iPads. To disable the saving of passwords also on these devices, start the browser, press the button (...) collocato in alto a destra and seleziona la voce Settings give the menu to compare.
On the page that opens, "tap" on the item Save password, then move up OFF the lever relative to the option Save password and that's it. To manage - and therefore also delete - previously saved passwords, connect to this web page and log in to your Google account.
If you want to delete saving passwords from Mozilla Firefox, start the browser, click on the button ≡ located at the top right and select the icon options from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, select the item Safety from the left sidebar, remove the check mark from the item Remember the access data to the sites And that's it.
If you want to delete the passwords previously saved in Firefox, go to the menu Options> Security e click on the button first Logins saved e then Remove all.
Firefox per smartphone e tablet
Have you chosen to use Firefox as the default browser on your smartphone or tablet as well? No problem, now I'll explain how to disable saving passwords on portable devices.
A terminal was used Android, start the browser, press the button (...) collocato in alto a destra and seleziona la voce Settings from the menu that appears. Next, select the item Privacy and remove the check mark from the item Remember logins. To remove previously saved passwords, “tap” on the item Manage accessi and deletes all access data stored in the browser.
If you use a iPhone or iPadavvia Firefox, presses the button ≡ located in the lower center and select the icon Settings from the menu that appears. Then move up OFF the relative levetta all'opzione Save logins and "tap" on the item Access> (found further down) to clear passwords previously stored in the app.
Also Microsoft Edge, the Windows 10 browser, includes a hey feature to save passwords. If you want to deactivate it, press the button (...) located at the top right of the main program window and select the item Settings give the menu check if you press.
Then click on the button Visualizza impostazioni advance, set on OFF the relative levetta all'opzione Offer the ability to save passwords and Microsoft Edge will no longer ask you if you want to save your website logins.
To manage (e delete) the passwords previously saved in Microsoft Edge, click on the item Manage saved passwords. Then identify the access data to be removed and order their deletion by clicking on x that appears next to their names by hovering over them with the mouse pointer.
Be vuoi scoprire how to delete saving password and use again Internet Explorer, all you have to do is start the browser through its icon on the desktop or in the Windows taskbar. At this point, click on the icon in the shape of gear located at the top and select the item Internet options give the menu to compare.
In the window that opens, go to the tab Content and click on the button Settings placed under the heading Automatic completion. Then remove the check mark from the item Username and password on the forms e click on the button OK to save the settings.
To delete the access data previously saved in Internet Explorer, click on the button Delete History Autocomplete e pigia his OK twice in a row. Then click on the button Manage password and clears all passwords that have been saved in the panel Manage credenziali of Windows.
You have a Mac and use Safari as main browser? In this case, to disable password saving you have to go to the menu Safari> Preferences (top left), select the tab Automatic replacement from the window that opens and remove the check mark from the item Usernames and passwords.
Next, you need to select the tab Password, you need to uncheck the option Autofill usernames and passwords and you must delete the passwords of the sites previously saved in Safari. To remove the passwords previously saved in the browser, all you have to do is select them and press the button Remove which is located at the bottom right.
Macs also support a service called ICloud Keychain, which allows you to save the access data of Internet sites on the cloud and synchronize them on all devices (Mac, iPhone and iPad). If you want to turn off iCloud Keychain as well, open System preferenceclicca onl'icona iCloud and remove the check mark from the item Keychains.
Safari for smartphones and tablets
To disable the iCloud Keychain - and therefore the saving of access data to Internet sites - on the iPhone and iPad, go to the menu Settings> iCloud> Keychain of iOS move on OFF the function lever ICloud Keychain. To delete the passwords already saved on the device, instead, go to the menu Settings> Safari> Password and delete the login data of each website by swiping it and pressing the button Delete that appears from the side.
How to manage passwords securely
At this point of the tutorial, you will surely be wondering one thing: “after having deactivated the saving of passwords in the browser, how can I remember all the access data to websites?”. The answer lies in the term password manager.
Password managers, if you have never heard of them, are programs (also agolable in the form of extensions for browsers) that allow you to store your passwords and protect them with a main access key called master password. There are also free ones: check out my post on how to keep passwords if you want to know more.