How I Could Steal Your Credit Card Details From Chrome In Just 5 Minutes

Plain text credit card details in Chrome for anyone to view

Don’t get me wrong, I do love Chrome. It’s my default browser and I use it all the time for browsing, downloading, chatting, to access my Gmail, Google Docs and so on. But the one thing I definitely wouldn’t use it for is storing my credit card numbers so that it can auto-fill various web-forms for me when I’m shopping online.

The thing is, Chrome lets anyone with physical, or remote access to your computer view the credit card details (numbers, expiry dates, cardholder names, physical/billing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers) it has saved for you, without being asked to enter a master password first!

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How To Create And Manage Strong Passwords Hassle-free?

How To Create And Manage Strong Passwords Hassle-free?

Even though you have most probably heard about the importance of using strong passwords, the fear of having to remember the likes of “y7$s:0Io27*eyhO{l}”, or having to copy them from a notebook each time you want to login to your various accounts might have hold you back so far. As a result, you might have settled for weak, but easy-to-remember passwords, like “joe123”, or “qwerty”.

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Don’t let “Windows Recent Items” Compromise Your Privacy

Don't let Windows Recent Items Compromise Your Privacy

When it comes to keeping your daily computer activities private, you need to make sure that you don’t miss cleaning your traces from Windows. The OS logs tons of revealing traces about everything you do and one of the most important area to clear is the Windows Recent Items (also called Recently Used Documents).

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Make Sure Financial Sites Don’t Cache Your Sensitive Data

Make Sure Financial Sites Don’t Cache Your Sensitive Data

For a long time now, we have been told that as long as we manage our financial stuff on https and SSL protected sites, our confidential information can’t fall into the wrong hands. The promise is that once the browser is closed, highly sensitive data, such as, your account number, balance, statements, credit reports, etc, are cleared to protect your privacy. However, a study conducted by security firm Independent Security Evaluators proved us all wrong.

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