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Flaw In Your Browser – Allows 3rd-Party Steal Your Saved Passwords for 11 years!

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A recent story from thehackernews.com dissects how marketing companies, as well as malicious actors, had exploited an 11-year-old bug your browser that allows them to steal your email address for advertisement and or hacking intent

Security researchers have found that marketing companies are already beginning to exploit an 11-year-old bug in the browser’s built-in password manager, which allows them to steal your email address for targeting on different browsers and devices advertisement.
The main concern is that the same vulnerability could allow a malicious person to steal your saved username and password from your browser without your interaction.
Every modern browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Microsoft Edge) now comes with a built-in easy-to-use password manager tool that allows you to save your login information for autofill.

Security researchers have uncovered how marketing companies have started exploiting an 11-year-old bug in browsers’ built-in password managers, which allow them to secretly steal your email address for targeted advertising across different browsers and devices. The major concern is that the same loophole could allow malicious actors to steal your saved usernames and passwords from browsers Engaging post, Read More…

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