I really like Google Chrome or Chromium when it comes to get the best performance out of a outdated computer. With Firefox the fan of my notebook gets pretty fast pretty noisy. With Chromium pages load faster and without much strain on the cpu.
But I dearly miss my beloved Firefox extensions. One of them ist PwdHash. With PwdHash you can give every website a secure and unique password. You don’t need a password manager or tricks to remember your complicated password. PwdHash creates a hashed password out of a master password and the URL of the webpage. This way you have unique and save passwords for every site you login. The extension makes the transition from master password plus URL to the hashed password smooth and easy.
I didn’t bother to find a PwdHash-extension for Chromium, but by pure luck I stumbled upon the site of the pwdhash Extension for Google Chrome. It’s easy to install that extension, but Chromium looses the plugin every time you restart the browser.
To install it permanently you’ve got to download the archive, extract the .tar.gz file  and start Google Chrome or Chromium. After the browser showed up you enter the line…
as URL . Inside the extension manager click on “Pack extension”  and choose the folder you just extracted from the downloaded archive …
You should get a message, that a file called pwdhash-chrome.crx has been created. This is your packaged extension. Go again into Chromium and enter “\” on Linux or “C:” on Windows to get into the file browser mode of Chromium. Navigate to the pwdhash-chrome.crx and click on the file to install the extension permanently.
A short note to all the fans of Microsoft Windows… The current version of Google Chrome doesn’t support extensions yet. You need the development version called Chromium. To update Google Chrome go to dev.chromium.org and click under “Subscribing to a channel” on the “Dev channel”. This way you will update Chrome to the current developer edition.
Well, if you read until this point and if you’re to lasy to build PwdHash for Chromium by yourself, you can download my pwdhash-chrome.crx. Just fire up Chromium, go to my blog and click on the link. Chromium will download the extension and install PwdHash for Chromium.