Firefox’s ‘master password’ system can be easy bypassed using brute force

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If you’re a Firefox user, it’s highly possible that you use the browser to store your login usernames and passwords for the sake of ease. Supposing you’re a little security conscious, you may well have enabled the ‘master password’ function to prevent unauthorized access to your password database. Well, there’s a little bad news. It’s nowhere near as secure as you may have thought. Wladimir Palant — the guy behind the AdBlock Plus extension — found that the system, which is used by both Firefox and Thunderbird, can be very easily brute-forced, leaving passwords vulnerable to malware and hackers. Mozilla…

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