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Managing Web Passwords with Firefox Lockwise



Firefox Lockwise helps you manage passwords on mobile devices and the Internet. Here's how to get started with Mozilla's free password manager.

Managing website passwords is always a challenge. Using a dedicated password manager can be helpful. However, if you use Firefox on a PC or mobile phone, you can also access a feature of Mozilla known as Firefox Lockwise. The Firefox Lockwise app (iOS, Android), briefly referred to as Firefox Lockbox prior to a rename, captures the site logins stored in Firefox and automatically logs you in to those sites on an iOS or Android device.

Sounds good, but are your passwords protected and if so, how? Mozilla says it uses a number of different encryption methods to secure your saved passwords. The browser is based on a tamper-proof block encryption technology called AES-256-GCM and uses the onepw protocol to log in to Firefox accounts and obtain encryption keys. Firefox also uses PBKDF2 and HKDF with SHA-256 to create the encryption key from the username and password of your Firefox account.

How to set up Firefox and use Firefox Lockwise.


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