After a long period of using Google Chrome, I migrated to the Brave.
I really love it and everything is fine, but there’s a BIG flaw for a browser that claims safety and privacy and that is it shows saved passwords without prompting any authentication. Maybe there’s an option which will fix this and I don’t know it. I’d be glad to get help about this awful issue.
Shows passwords “where”, ie, in what context?
In Settings -> Passwords?
When you’re at a website login page?
For me, the password isn’t shown in either case.
I would also like to know the answer to all of these questions.
I’m using Brave on LinuxMint 20, and by shows passwords I meant in the Settings > Passwords.
Are you saying that if you go to
Settings --> Autofill --> Passwords, your passwords are shown immediately? Or that, when you elect to view them, you are not prompted to enter the auth. code/pass/pin for your OS?
The default behavior should be to request you re-enter your OS password in order to view any saved passwords in Brave.
Yes, exactly as you said.
There’s no password prompt, as opposed to default behavior.
Can you try going to, on your Linux system, searching for the
Passwords and keys Preference (that’s what it’s called in Ubuntu), then on the left-hand side, where it says
Login – right-click the option and select
Lock from the context menu.
Now open Brave, go to
Autofill --> Passwords and try to view a password again in the same way – are you now prompted to enter your master password before viewing?
I did what you said.
Instead of prompting master password while seeing a password in Autofill --> Passwords, it will prompt it while opening the Brave.
Just jumping in here because it seems like people in the thread know what they are talking about.
Hopefully I can ressurect the thread.
I have the same issue.
As I get to the settings - Password menu the passwords are anonimised. However, when clicking the “eye” icon they are displayed immediatly without being prompted to input the system admin password.
Differenlty from OP, I am on Windows 10, Brave version V1.18.78
I found my solution on widows.
Putting this here for future people looking for an answer.