By default, Firefox automatically fills out usernames and passwords you have entered in a login form before. Though it is nice and speeds things up, it has also proved to be a security weakness due to how Firefox identifies a login form.
Secure Login, a Firefox extension developed by Sebastian Tschan, solves this problem and adds a couple of new tricks to password retrieval. First it deactivates autofilling and adds a status bar icon (or toolbar button) that lights on when it detects there are credentials available for the web site.
Press Alt + N (the hotkey can be customized as well), or click on the status bar icon or the toolbar button and credentials are filled out and the form is automatically submitted saving one click in the process. If more than one credential is available, a list is prompted to quickly select from it.
By default it adds an item to the Tools menu which, fortunately can be disabled from the extension options and it can also be configured to play the sound of your choice when credentials are detected. An excellent extension.
Mozilla Add-ons is currently closed for updates as they upgrade it so the version available there is not current. For the the latest version (reviewed here), visit the developer’s web site.
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Usefulness: 5/5 – Features: 5/5 – Usability: 5/5
Update: Thanks to Sebastian Tschan for the clarifications.