Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge These are two very different browsers, but they have similarities that are not good for users. Over the past few hours, both Chrome and Edge have been found to share the passwords used while browsing when the “show password” button is clicked.
Yes, you read it right. Both browsers sent the user’s credentials, but they couldn’t do anything, and when the purpose of viewing the password is to check that it was spelled correctly. But why is this happening? As can be seen from the information coming from WinBuzzer which links to the Otto-JS report.
This report shows that the text corrector integrated into Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge will send full user credentials to the respective clouds of the two browsers when they are entered on different pages. But the worst thing is not this, but the fact that passwords too.
And the fact is that when the user clicks on the option that allows you to show passwords, this text is transmitted to the cloud browser Web. The problem is rather serious, since both Chromium such as Edge expose sensitive user information without even knowing it.
Neither Google nor Microsoft have commented on this at this time, although both companies have been notified so they are aware of what is happening. The main problem in both cases is that users are completely unprotected as this will fall into the wrong hands.
Chrome and Edge are two popular browsers, both owned by companies with a lot of power, so users can be sure their credentials and passwords won’t be exposed. But in recent years, even companies of this type have become victims of leaks and hacks..
For now, the only thing to do is to hope that no incidents happen to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, although if you’re worried about your passwords and credentials, your best bet is start using Mozilla Firefox as it is a browser where the text corrector is offline and not connected to any cloud.
Source: Computer Hoy
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