The Autofill feature on browsers like Chrome and Safari can give hackers access to users’ personal information using “hidden” text boxes. Moreover, users may be tricked into revealing private information such as credit card information.
When a user tries to fill in information in text boxes, the Autofill feature fills all the other text boxes based on previous entries, even when those text boxes are not visible on the page.
Users need to be more vigilant when using the auto fill feature or they can simply disable it.
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