Browser-based password managers are being exploited by advertisers

Password Manager Security Issue

I don’t know what I’d do without my trusted password manager. Out there, nobody is safe, so that’s why I try to secure each account with individual, hard-to-crack passwords. And I couldn’t possibly remember them all without a password manager. Like me, other people are relying on various apps to keep track of their passwords and fill them in whenever an online authentication is required.

But it turns out password management apps have a chink in their armor. Apparently, advertising companies can pull data from a browser’s password management system, opening up a massive security flaw.

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