Introducing Firefox Lockbox

For some time the Firefox web browser has made it easy to save passwords for easy access later. This is a very nice feature except that it is only good on that browser. If you also have the Firefox browser on your mobile devices, they each maintain their own password collection. While this is a nice feature, it can be a challenge to keep your collection updated on each device. That is where the Firefox Lockbox app fits in. It makes it possible to keep all your passwords synched between your desktop and mobile devices. The iOS version of the app has just been released in Apple’s App Store with an Android version launching soon.

You will need a Firefox Account to access those passwords. That account is also necessary to keep your browsing information (bookmarks, history, add-ons, etc.) synchronized across devices. Once you have created your account and logged into your desktop Firefox browser and your mobile browsers, your data is automatically synched to each one. Install Firefox Lockbox on your iOS devices and the passwords included on your browsers will also be synched to the app.

So why is this useful? While the Firefox browser will save a site’s password and automatically enter that information when you visit that site again, you don’t have the ability to view the login information. The Lockbox app makes that information visible so it can be used when and where you need it.

One last note . . . In order to use these apps/features, you need to make sure you are using the latest version of Firefox for your computer and devices.

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