Today brought news of another danger to our online security. Finnish web developer and hacker Viljami Kuosmanen discovered that several web browsers, including Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and Opera, as well as some plugins and utilities such as LastPass, can be fooled into giving away your personal information through their autofill systems.

Many people around the world use the autofill feature of the browsers mentioned above. While it is a handy convenience, the risk of giving away your data must surely outweigh the time taken to fill in your email, or postal address.

Users of Mozilla’s Firefox browser are safe, as the program doesn’t offer an autofill feature.

We are advising users to disable the autofill feature on the browsers we have outlined, until a fix is released.

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