Chrome and Edge would be sending password information and the text corrector is to blame

Names, surnames, usernames and passwords would be the data that both Chrome and Edge would be sending to the cloud without you being aware of it.

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge They are two very different browsers, but they have a similarity that is not good for users. In the last few hours it has been discovered that both Chrome and Edge share the passwords used during browsing when the “show password” button is pressed.

Yes, you read it right. Both browsers have been sending the user credentials without them being able to do anything and when the purpose of seeing the password is to verify that it is correctly written. But why does this happen? As can be seen from the information coming from WinBuzzer that refers to the Otto-JS report.

What is exposed in this report is that the text corrector that is integrated into Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge would be sending the full credentials of the users to the respective clouds of the two browsers when these are entered on the different pages. But the worst of all is not this, it is that the passwords too.

And, it is that, when the user clicks on the option that allows to show the passwords, this text is shared to the cloud of the browser Web. The problem is quite serious since both Chrome such as Edge are exposing sensitive user information without them being aware of it.

Neither Google nor Microsoft have commented on this at the moment, although both companies have been notified so that they are aware of what is happening. The main problem in both cases turns out to be both the fact that users are completely unprotected as the fact that this falls into the wrong hands.

Chrome and Edge are two popular browsers, both being owned by companies with a lot of power behind them so users can rest assured that their credentials and passwords shouldn’t get out. But in recent years even companies of this type have been victims of leaks and hacks.

At the moment, the only thing that can be done is to hope that no type of incident happens with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, although if you are worried about your passwords and credentials, the best thing to do is start using Mozilla Firefox since it is a browser in which the text corrector is offline and is not connected to any type of cloud.


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Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar has worked in the News sector for 05 years and is currently the Owner and Editor of Then24. He reside in Delhi, India with his Family.

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