Posts Tagged ‘user data’

Microsoft may be Collecting More Data than Initially Thought

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

I’m so old, that I can remember when the internet was all about universal access to knowledge and worldwide communication, instead of just collecting marketing data.

Microsoft recently told the world that its new Windows 10 operating system was active on over 200 million devices, a fact that leaked a week earlier already. The company stated that Windows 10 was its fastest growing operating system to date beating Windows 8 and even everyone’s darling Windows 7 so far, and that it was seeing great adoption in retail and the Enterprise sector.


Google Chrome Saves Sensitive Data Entered on https Websites in Plaintext

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Security conscious Chrome users should take note of this flaw in the current version of Google Chrome …

Back in Summer 2013 Google was criticized for storing user login information — username and password — in plaintext in the web browser without any sort of protection. For some, this was a critical security risk that could easily have been avoided, for instance by implementing a master password protecting the data. Others — and Google — pointed out that local access was required to access the data, and if local access was granted, the computer was compromised anyway opening other attack vectors as well.