Posts Tagged ‘autocomplete’

NoCrap Removes Annoyances from Google Search

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Third party userscripts always make me a little bit nervous, but the idea behind this one does seem pretty useful …

Google in recent years has started to make many modifications to Google Search, from auto suggestions over live previews to Google Instant. Not every user likes all or even any of those changes which makes those features highly annoying in the eyes of those users. I even know a few who switched to another search engine such as Bing because they did not like how Google changed their search engine.


Browser Autocomplete Feature May Reveal Personal Data

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Privacy-conscious Windows users might want to check this one out …

The autocomplete feature can be pretty handy at times. It helps you log in on your favorite website faster or load a website in your browser without having to enter the full web address. Researchers from Minded Security Labs have released a proof of concept that demonstrates how a third party website can get access to a browser’s autocomplete entries (which means stealing).


Opera Gets Autocomplete with Buscomplete Extension

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Here’s a useful extension for Opera …

The Opera browser in its current form is not offering a Firefox-like autocomplete functionality, one where the browser remembers text entered into forms on web pages to display it again when the user makes use of the form again. The closest thing so far to autocomplete is to add preconfigured values to Opera Wand which are then displayed for all text fields.


Vendor inaction leads researcher to disclose Safari, IE flaw

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

This sounds like a serious vulnerability … and since credit information can be involved, probably something to take care of ASAP.

If you use the autocomplete features in Safari, certain versions of IE, Firefox, or Chrome, you could be making yourself vulnerable to identity theft and other attacks, according to one security researcher scheduled to speak at the Black Hat conference next week. White Hat Security CTO Jeremiah Grossman says that the four major browsers have critical weaknesses that have yet to be addressed by their respective companies, and could expose users’ passwords, e-mail addresses, and more to attackers.