Spell-Checking in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge Browsers Leaks Passwords
The issue is dubbed “spell-jacking” by security researchers and occurs when customers fill in forms on popular websites. The research was released via a blog post on September 16. Otto found the leakage while conducting research on how browsers can leak data in general. When Chrome’s Enhanced Spellcheck and Edge’s MS Editor are enabled on browsers, the leak can occur. The applications also leak user passwords if the show password feature is clicked when entering data into a site or device, according to Otto.