There are two Firefox extensions that I cannot live without currently: NoScript and LastPass. The former is a security add-on that blocks script from being executed on web pages automatically (and more), the latter an online password manager.
I'd consider switching to another web browser if that web browser would support these two extensions. This option has come a step closer with the announcement that LastPass has developed an extension for the Google Chrome web browser.
LastPass is an excellent password manager and form filler that comes with an incredible feature set that includes one click logins to websites, a secure password generator, form profiles that make it easier to fill out web forms and options to access and use the password manager on other computer systems as long as the master password is available.
The developer's of the password manager LastPass have now created a first version of LastPass for Google Chrome dev builds.
Note: The instructions below are not required anymore. All you need to do now is visit the LastPass page on Google's Chrome Web Store and install it directly from there. Please note that you do need to create an account with the service before you can start using it in Chrome.
Chrome users who want to install and use the password manager need to do the following:
The Windows version of the LastPass extension seems to be very solid right now while Linux and Mac users report problems with the extension. This will be addressed in the next version of the extension according to the developers.
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