I have been forgetting to turn off the remember password offer by Firefox for a long time. Every single time I login to a site Firefox will drop down a box below the tabs asking “Do you want Firefox to remember your password?”. This can be a convenient feature however it is a better policy to always type in your password for many reasons. What if someone had access to your computer without your permission and all of your passwords were stored within Firefox? It would only take them a little amount of time before they had access to any site that you had previously logged into. To turn off the offer of remembering passwords in Firefox follow the below instructions.
Turn Off Firefox Remember Password Offer:
- Open Firefox Options: In Firefox open the Options be clicking on Tools in the top navigation menu and selecting Options from the drop down. This will open the Firefox options configuration window as shown below.
- Modify Firefox Security Option: Click the Security tab at the top of the Firefox Options configuration window. Modify the 4th option down by unchecking the box next to “Remember passwords for site” as shown below.
- Verify Success: Now restart Firefox to verify the new settings are working. Visit a site that you are required to login to and notice the pop down box no longer appears after login.