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    Passwords.txt file in Chromium

    I found a file named Passwords.txt on my desktop. I'm running Ubunut 18.04.6 (64 bit) GNOME 3.28.2. Location of the txt file is Home/snap/chromium/common/chromium/ZxcvbnData/1

    The file has 30,000 entries such as those listed below and a number of vulgar terms. I deleted the file and emptied the trash - the file was deleted. I then restarted the system and searched for the file and it was not present. Then, when I executed the Chromium browser, the password text file was back. It's properties showed it was put out on the system when I executed Chromium. There are other suspicious txt files in the noted directory as well. Seems to be a list of possible passwords a cracker could use. Anyone have a handle on what these files represent? Are they legitimate and come with the Chromium browser? FYI I found similar concerns on the apple forum about Chromium.

    123456
    password
    12345678
    qwerty
    123456789
    12345
    1234
    111111
    1234567
    dragon
    123123
    baseball
    abc123
    football
    monkey
    letmein
    shadow
    master
    696969

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    Re: Passwords.txt file in Chromium

    That sounds normal. Those are all super weak passwords.

    zxcvbn is a password strength checker estimator.

    https://github.com/dropbox/zxcvbn

    It was added back in 2020:
    https://chromium.googlesource.com/ch...df0ecd0211a0c1
    Last edited by CharlesA; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:32 PM. Reason: wording
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    Re: Passwords.txt file in Chromium

    Charles, thank you for the information and quick turnaround!

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