You shouldn’t be saving passwords on Google Chrome if it is not your personal computer. But if you have done so, here is something that Google is working on to make things slightly better.
François Beaufort reports that Google Chrome on OSX is getting such a feature:
Once you’ve enabled the chrome://flags/#enable-password-manager-reauthentication flag, user who’s trying to reveal a plain text password inchrome://settings/passwords will be prompted to reauthenticate with the User Mac OS password.
Better, but Not Enough
I had all my passwords saved on Chrome, and recently started sharing the PC with a friend of mine. I created a separate profile for him, but he can still open up my profile, and see all my passwords.
And here comes the Google solution. Enter the password for the computer.But hey, I shared the system password too with this friend when I let him use the PC. So, he has my password and can still see my passwords.
Here is what I need.
Google Chrome asks for my Google Account password when I launch Chrome. It asks for the password again when I (or someone else) attempts to view saved passwords.
There should be an option to turn this feature off too, of course.
What do you guys think?