Mozilla® to come up with Master Password System for better password management
If we closely at look our present lifestyle, we will come to know that Internet has taken a very critical place in our lives. We use the Internet for multiple purposes like- sending e-mails, social networking, to pay bills, to make business transactions, and what not. However, with the Internet gaining so much popularity, more and more people are also becoming prone to online crimes than ever before. Cyber criminals are cunning enough to steal personal information, hack user accounts, and carry out other such harmful activities. The use of strong passwords is normally recommended to ward off attempts to hack your account. But the problem is, users today frequently have more than one account, some even have accounts running in dozens, to address their professional and personal needs. More account means, you have to remember more passwords. Additionally, you have to update passwords every few weeks or months and you end-up caught in a never ending cycle of maintaining passwords. It is this complex scenario that has given rise to ‘password fatigue’ among users. Users today are increasingly stressed out and are confused as to how to efficiently manage their passwords.
Mozilla, continuing on its efforts to provide a safer browsing experience, has come up with a protection system named BrowserID. BrowserID is an important development as it will now enable you to sign in to different websites using a single e-mail address. This unique e-mail address will have a common identity and in the process, once and for all, remove the compulsion to maintain different user IDs and passwords.
Developers will also gain from BrowserID as it will relieve them from the need to implement e-mail verification process as well as give them sufficient scope to improve their sites for better user experience.
BrowserID has a user-friendly structure designed to help end-users like you. Here are steps to use the new master password system efficiently:
- Click the sign-in option displayed on any BrowserID -compliant site
- It will redirect you to the BrowserID site. Enter your e-mail address and a new master password
- You will get a verification mail. Follow the link in the mail
- Now, using the verified e-mail you can sign-in to any BrowserID -compliant site. You can select the address from the menu
When you are using BrowserID to log-in to different websites, your information will not be disclosed to any server. So, your Internet actions will be almost impossible to track for criminals. So, get ready to enjoy a safer online experience with BrowserID. Happy e-mailing!