Reset or Recover Firefox Master Password

Monday, 2 May 2011

Reset or Recover Firefox Master Password

Firefox uses master password to provide enhanced security by protecting the stored sign-on information for various websites. By default Firefox does not set the master password. However once you have set the master password, you need to provide it every time to view sign-on credentials.

So if you have lost the master password, then you have lost all the stored credentials as well.
After a little research on Firefox master password, I found a way to reset the password and also a way to crack the master password.

There’s a simple way on how to reset the Firefox master password.
1. Run Firefox browser.
2. At the address bar, type the following link and hit Enter.

3. You will be prompted “If you reset your master password, all your stored web and e-mail passwords, form data, personal certificates, and private keys will be forgotten. Are you sure you want to reset your master password?”.
4. Click “Reset” button and it will reset all your stored credentials.
Resetting the master password is rather useless since you’ll be loosing all your saved login information. I can easily create a new profile that won’t have a master password.