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Google Chrome Receives Lowest Password Security Score

"Google's new web browser may be fast and slim, but the password management features it offers are full of bugs. Chapin Information Services (CIS) reported critical vulnerabilities in this software during its beta period, all of which were unfixed at release time.

Among the problems are three in particular that, when combined, allow password thieves to take passwords without the user's knowledge.

  1. The destination where passwords are sent is not checked.
  2. The location where passwords are requested is not checked.
  3. Invisible form elements can trigger password management.

A technique described and demonstrated by CIS two years ago leveraged such vulnerabilities without using client-side scripting. The implication was that an attacker need not have full control over a target server or a victim's computer to obtain a password from their web browser."

Read more: http://www.info-svc.com/news/2008/12-12/


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