This is following on from the previous post about some chrome extensions that I currently use, if you would like to read that one on ViewThru you can do here.
This extension will warn the user if the website you are visiting stores their passwords in plain text. This could potentially be a security issue as you password is not encrypted.
When you navigate to a site that may store your password in clear text, you will see a red icon will pop up in the top right hand side of the address bar, in this example above you can see this for friendsreunited.co.uk. If you click on the red icon you get more information about the alert.
As the extension details on the site state,
"There are two ways a website might violate good privacy practices in regards to user passwords:
- Email your password upon registration and/or email your password upon request.
- The warning symbol represents sites that sends password during registration, but not on request.
- The red X warning symbol means the website returns password by request.
Do you have any good extensions to recommend?, I would love to hear about some more that people are using.
I am always interested in your thoughts so if you have any comments or feedback then please feel free to add any comments, or you can mail me here.