I realized that in Chromium (and also Chrome) for Linux it is possible to see all saved passwords in clear text. That seems a bit strange to me... after a short research I found out that
- it is not like that in the Windows edition of Chrome where you need your Windows password to see your saved passwords in clear text.
- in Firefox you need a master password to see your saved passwords.
Soo, my questions are the following ones:
- If nobody else but me has physical access to my PC, it is a security risk not to have a master password for my saved passwords in Chromium?
- Why does Google not implement that same feature for Linux while it exists for Windows???
- How save is it in general to save my passwords in Chromium?
- I set a synchronisation password in Chromium. Does that mean that my passwords are saved on a google server in ENCRYPTED form so that not even google can read them, even if they wanted? I mean, do they have a key for it in this case?
I am curious for your answers!