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Safari Privacy Bug May Be Leaking Your Data

July 22nd, 2010 07:18 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

richi writes “If you use Safari, your browser may be leaking your private information to any website you visit. Jeremiah Grossman, the CTO of WhiteHat Security, has discovered some Very Bad News. I have some analysis and other reactions over at my Computerworld blog. The potential for spam and phishing is huge. A determined attacker might even be able to steal previously-entered customer data.” In short, autofill for Web forms is enabled by default in Safari 4 / 5 (and remotely exploitable), and the data that this feature has access to includes the user’s local address book — even if the information has never been entered into a Web form.

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