Should I Use My Browser's Password Manager?


A password manager is a tool that helps you keep track of your various online passwords. Most password managers will generate strong passwords for you and then save them so you don’t have to remember them. Some browsers, like Firefox and Chrome, even have built-in password managers, which begs the question; should I use my browser’s password management tool?

With so many different solutions on the market, it can be tricky to choose if you’re looking to use one. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the benefits of using your browser’s password manager, as well as the potential drawbacks.


A browser password manager’s sole purpose is to offer more convenience to the user when web surfing. Different browsers may vary, but a browser password manager saves passwords that you want to be saved and provides the user with quick access to a website. It types in the username, email, and password into the log-in page, this is called ‘autofill’.

Using a password management tool is a great way to improve your online security. Not only will it help you choose strong passwords, but it will also make it easier for you to keep track of them all. So, if you’re not using one already, you may wish to consider doing so.


Now that we know what a browser password manager is, we can now take a look at the many advantages that they offer.

Your browser’s password manager is actually a powerful tool that can make your online life much easier – if you know how to use it correctly. Here are four reasons why you should use one:

  1. It’s more secure than storing passwords in your head.

We’ve all been there – we try to remember a password for an online account and we just can’t seem to recall it no matter how hard we try. So, we end up using a simple, easy-to-remember password that is also easy for hackers to guess.

With a password manager, you can create long, complex passwords that are virtually impossible to crack, and you don’t have to remember them because the tool does it for you.

  1. It’s more convenient than writing passwords down.

Writing passwords down on paper is definitely not the best way to keep them safe. If someone gets their hands on your written passwords, they could easily gain access to your online accounts.

A password manager eliminates this inconvenience by storing all of your passwords in one secure location. All you need to remember is the master password and you’ll have instant access to all of your stored passwords.

  1. It can autofill passwords for you.

Tired of typing in your password every time you want to log into an online account? With a password manager, you can set it up to automatically fill in your passwords for you.

  1. It’s available on all major browsers.

If you’re using a popular browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, chances are good that it comes with a built-in password manager. And if not, there are plenty of great third-party options available, such as LastPass.


While your browser’s built-in password manager is very useful and convenient to use, there are some drawbacks that you should be aware of.

  • First of all, your browser’s built-in solution is likely not as secure as a dedicated password manager. Dedicated solutions often use stronger encryption methods and have more robust security features.
  • Secondly, when you use a browser to manage your passwords, it won’t be able to sync your login details across to other browsers. For users that use multiple browsers, you have to store your passwords separately.
  • Finally, if you use your browser’s password manager, all of your login information is stored locally on your computer. This means that if something happens to your computer, you could lose all of your data.

So, while your browser’s built-in password management solution may seem like a convenient option, there are several things to consider if you’re deciding between a dedicated management tool and your browser’s.

When choosing a password management tool, make sure to pick one that offers two-factor authentication or a similar security measure. This will help ensure that even if someone does manage to get your master password, they won’t be able to access your account.


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