Having your Web browser remember your passwords can be convenient but it poses some security risks. How much of a risk depends on which browser you’re using, whether you sync with other devices, and whether you’re using any of the browser's extra security features. DES recommends NOT saving passwords or Syncing your browser settings. Below are the steps to disable it for each browser.
To stop Chrome from asking to save your passwords and Turn off Auto Sync
- Click Chrome
- Click the Chrome menu in the toolbar and choose Settings.
- Scroll down to Autofill and click Passwords.
- Turn off “Offer to save passwords” and “Auto Sign-in”.
- Click “You and Google”
- Expand “Sync and Google Services” and turn off “Allow Chrome sing-in”
To stop Firefox from asking to save your passwords:
- Click Firefox
- Click the Firefox menu in the toolbar and choose Options.
- Click Privacy & Security.
- Scroll down to “Logins and Passwords" and uncheck "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites”.
To stop Edge from asking to save your passwords:
- Click Edge
- Click the Edge menu in the toolbar and choose Settings.
- Click Passwords.
- Turn off “Offer to save passwords”.
To stop Internet Explorer from asking to save your passwords:
- Open Internet Explorer
- Click the Settings icon and choose Internet options.
- Click the Content tab.
- In the AutoComplete section, click Settings.
- Uncheck Forms and Searches and User names and passwords on forms, then click OK.