How to Find Passwords in Google Chrome and Tips on Creating Strong Passwords While Keeping Them Secure

Written by Brian Anderson and Tibby Fielding

Are you tired of having to remember passwords for every website? If you use Google Chrome, you can easily create strong passwords and keep them secure with a few simple tips. Ready to take control of your online security? Let’s get started!

Finding your passwords in Google Chrome is easy. Here’s how:

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser.
  2. Click on “Settings” 
  3. On the left side menu, click on the “Autofill” section.
  4. Click on “Password Manager” and you’ll be taken to a page where you can view all of your saved passwords.

However, it’s important to note that anyone with access to your computer can also view these saved passwords, so it’s crucial to keep your computer secure and to log out of your account when you’re finished using it.

Now that you know how to find your passwords in Chrome, let’s talk about how to create secure passwords and store them securely.

Use a password manager: A password manager is a great way to create and store strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts. Some popular options include LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane.

Use a long and complex password: A long password that includes a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters is much more secure than a short, simple password.

***Here’s a pro tip!  Choose a base password you can remember, something relatable to you that you can easily remember.  Then for each account, create a unique small password and tack it on the back of your normal password.  

Example: Omaha!2 would be your base password you remember.  Now, if you were to log in to your Bank of America account, your password might look like Omaha!2BOA2023.  

Now your password is unique to the place you are logging into, long, complex, has capital letters and special characters, and is easy to remember.

Avoid using personal information: Never use personal information such as your name or address in your passwords.

Don’t reuse passwords: It’s important to use unique passwords for all of your accounts. If a hacker gets ahold of one password, they’ll have access to all of your accounts if you’re using the same password for all of them.  With our password example above, you create unique passwords for everywhere you log in!

Two-factor authentication: It’s a great idea to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever it’s available. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring a one-time code in addition to your password.

By following these tips, you can create strong, unique passwords and store them securely. Remember to always keep your computer secure and to log out of your account when you’re finished using it, and you’ll be well on your way to keeping your online accounts safe.

How to fix errors when installing and uninstalling programs on Windows (sometimes including code 2502 or 2503):

Written by Ian Britten and Tibby Fielding

Are you having issues when installing and uninstalling programs on your Windows computer?

Sometimes, but not always, you may receive error messages that contain the code 2502 or 2503. A Windows computer has a built-in Windows account called Trusted Installer which assists in installing, modifying and removing updates and other Windows components. Over time your computer can become corrupted which causes the Trusted Installer to lose some of its access to the Temp Folder which holds temporary files used during installation. This can cause programs to stop installing or uninstalling all together.

To fix these issues, follow the steps below:

Step 1:

In the search bar type ‘cmd.’

Next, from the menu, right click ‘Command Prompt App’ and select ‘Run as administrator.’ 

Click ‘yes’ to the pop up.

Step 2:

Copy and paste the following commands in the command prompt box and press the ‘Enter’ key:

TAKEOWN /F C:\Windows\Temp /R

Icacls C:\Windows\Temp /Q /T /C /RESET

Step 3:

Open ‘File Explorer.’

Navigate to C:\Windows\Temp.

Right click the ‘Temp folder.’  and select ‘Properties.’

Step 4:

From the ‘Properties’ menu, select the ‘Security’ tab.

At the bottom of the Security Tab, select “Advanced.’

Step 5: 

At the top of the window, next to ‘Owner:’, select Change.

Step 6:

In the Advanced Security Settings Window, press the button named ‘Locations…’.

Step 7:

In the Locations window, select your device name under ‘Location:’.

Select’ OK’

Step 8:

In the textbox, ‘Enter the object name to select’ type: NT Service\TrustedInstaller

Next, select ‘Check Names’.

Step 9:

Once TrustedInstaller displays (with underline), select ‘OK’.

Step 10:

At the bottom of the Advanced Security window, click ‘Apply’ to set TrustedInstaller as owner.

 When you are finished giving Trusted Installer the access it needs, you should not have further issues installing or removing programs.