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passwords and internet scurity

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redadmiralsinthegarden Sat 29-Sep-12 05:48:41

for example, if i set up my Amazon account to remember my password, does that mean that someone else on another computer can log in using my email address, and they will automatically be able to access my account?

vvviola Sat 29-Sep-12 06:10:16

Yes. Which is fine if you trust everyone who has access to your computer, but...

redadmiralsinthegarden Sat 29-Sep-12 06:12:55

thanks vviola. but what if the person is on another computer?

Rindercella Sat 29-Sep-12 06:20:41

No, definitely not. It would be a massive security risk. Just to make sure, I just tried to log in to my Amazon account from my iPad, with just my email. I couldn't smile

Rindercella Sat 29-Sep-12 06:21:49

There's an awful lot of 'justs' in that sentence blush

redadmiralsinthegarden Sat 29-Sep-12 06:25:17

oh thanks, Rindercella! that's a relief!
i've obviously been awake too long - you know how random thoughts occur to you in the early hours smile

vvviola Sat 29-Sep-12 07:05:55

Sorry, totally misread your question & thought you were talking about the same computer blush and I can't even blame it on being awake in the middle of the night!

No as the previous poster said, not if it's on a different computer. Only if it's the same one.

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