Your browser spellchecker could be leaking your passwords

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Some extended spellchecking features added into Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers have been found to be leaking sensitive information back to their parent companies.

An analysis by JavaScript security firm otto-js (opens in new tab) found most users enable features that they believe to be beneficial to their productivity, only to find that they are leaking their own personal information such as usernames, emails, passwords, and more, to the browsers’ respective companies.

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