[GRLUG] amazon and firefox

Matt Behrens matt at zigg.com
Fri Apr 11 12:26:48 EDT 2014

On Apr 11, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Eric Beversluis <ebever at researchintegration.org> wrote:

> If I delete my entire history from Firefox, Amazon still knows my name
> and saved password when I go to amazon.com and click to sign into my
> account.
> How does it do that if I've deleted my entire history? Do they somehow
> know the MAC address of the box I'm using? But if I open Chrome, from
> which I've never signed into Amazon, it doesn't already have my name and
> saved password.

Firefox also maintains saved passwords (and asks you if you want to save them when you type them in.)

Check Preferences → Security → Saved Passwords.

If this is the case, Amazon probably doesn’t know your name and saved password, until you’ve submitted the form.

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