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How does Edge Dev (chromium) access my Google Chrome passwords?

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Steven P.    14,245

One thing that makes me stick with a browser is the hassle of moving all login and passwords over, I even make use of the "suggest passwords" thingy in Chrome now, so imagine my surprise when I signed up to a webshop today using Google Chrome and while looking to see if Microsoft's Edge dev had updated to the latest version (it had) I noticed that the webshops account details including the password are right there in the settings too?

 

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I have my Microsoft account associated with the Edge dev profile, and my Chrome browser profile is my Neowin email address, so these are not even the same.

 

Looking in Google search is no help because I get a bunch of results relating to the old (Spartan) Microsoft Edge browser (and how to import or export passwords to Chrome).

 

It seems like a huge breach to me if apps can access Chrome's password's store?

 

Note: I hardly ever use Edge-dev, which makes it even more surprising that it is maintaining Google Chrome's passwords.

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Steven P.    14,245

I found this in the settings, but this appears to require a user intervention.

 

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The triangle warning is just something saying that previously saved passwords for the same site will be overwritten by the imported data.

 

 

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