“Cybercriminals know that users love the convenience of the ‘remember password’ option, so they have developed ways to steal your passwords through it,” said Falinski.

“One example of this is ‘cookie-jacking’ where cybercriminals take control of your browser cookies and use them to access your accounts,” he said. “Cybercriminals know where browsers keep these files, which generally have low levels of encryption, making it a popular target.”