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Theoretically speaking would Keychain be safer to use in Firefox than Firefox's own password manager? The reason I ask is because Chrome is using Keychain.

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see this SU question –  Raystafarian Feb 5 '12 at 2:34
    
Thanks Raystafarian. One person in the comments mentioned Keychain would be more integrated than FF password manager. I'm guessing there are advantages or disadvantages to this approach. –  1.21 gigawatts Feb 5 '12 at 20:50
    
A centralized password manager has many usability advantages though — you only need to enter the master password once, it's easier to migrate and sync passwords, and you can browse all passwords in a single interface like Keychain Access. I don't really see why people keep using Firefox over a browser with better platform integration like Safari. –  ؘؘؘؘ Feb 5 '12 at 22:32
    
Thanks LRI. I've been reading up on this. What do you think of Mozilla Sync? –  1.21 gigawatts Feb 6 '12 at 17:59
    
Firefox has keychain integration services for mac users –  user124013 Mar 21 '12 at 3:49

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Keychain is encrypted by default whereas Firefox password manager is not encrypted by default. You can use a master password with Firefox password manager at tools - options - security tab - use master password but ultimately FF password manager is nearly 100% unsafe without a master password

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Note to self: Apply master password –  1.21 gigawatts Feb 5 '12 at 20:52

If you don't use a master password with Firefox, anyone with access to your computer can currently install an extension like Password Exporter and export all saved passwords in clear text.

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yikes! got it. note to self: apply master password –  1.21 gigawatts Feb 5 '12 at 20:45

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