Author Topic: Hackers Can Steal Your Data Through Autofill on Web Browsers  (Read 235 times)

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Hackers Can Steal Your Data Through Autofill on Web Browsers
« on: March 24, 2017, 05:02:28 am »
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Hackers have turned autofill into a weapon – a feature originally created with the good intentions of sparing users from tedious, repetitive tasks.

Convenience has a price. When it comes to automatically filling information into browser text boxes, users may be giving away more information than they realize. And that information may end up in the hands of hackers.

Cybercriminals have found ways to exploit the Apple Safari, Microsoft Opera and Google Chrome browsers, as well as plugins such as the LastPass password manager, to capture phone numbers, addresses, credit card details, login credentials and other private information. It’s one of the many web-bases schemes that hackers have concocted to rip off users.

https://blog.vipreantivirus.com/tech-talk/hackers-can-steal-data-autofill-web-browsers/

This is a good read although there is no info about Windows IE which can be disable in Internet Options/ Content/AutoComplete Settings.