Saving passwords in a web browser can leave you vulnerable to getting all your passwords stolen in the event of a device theft or compromise.  Web browsers generally offer little to no protection on stored passwords and it is not recommended to save passwords in a browser.



  • This article is a supplemental document from the Q4 Hackers Vs. Builders webinar. It demonstrates removing all passwords from common web browsers.
  • This guide is intended to assist Swinerton employees who are looking to increase password security on personal devices
  • It is recommended to research, choose and set up a password manager BEFORE removing all saved passwords from a browser
  • Currently there is no recommended password manager available on Swinerton devices


Remove All Stored Passwords from Edge

  1. open Edge Browser and click the "..." menu in the top right
  2. click "settings"
  3. click "privacy, search, and services" on the left menu
  4. Under "Clear Browsing Data" click the "Choose what to clear" button 

  5. Make sure the Passwords box is checked
  6. Click the "Clear now" button

Remove Passwords from Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click the '3 bar' menu icon in the top right and click on the key icon
  2. Turn off the "Offer to save passwords" option
  3. Click the '3 dot' menu and choose remove on each of your passwords


Remove Passwords from Firefox 

  1. Open Firefox and click the '3 bars' menu in the top right
  2. click settings
  3. Choose 'Privacy & Security' on the left
  4. Scroll down to the 'Logins and Passwords section and click the 'Saved Logins...' button
  5. Click the remove icon for each stored password