Do you use the Auto Fill feature? Most of you have filled in your details in some online form (online forms) and before pressing "Submit" they regretted it for many different reasons. Many times the online forms are filled in with a double click, without having to type anything, since your data is stored in the "auto-fill" or auto-fill.
Κατά τη διάρκεια μιας έρευνας, η ιστοσελίδα Gizmodo discovered that a code used by hundreds of websites invisibly collects every piece of information you fill in an online form before you hit “Send” or “Submit”.
At the moment there are at least 100 websites that use the NaviStone code, according to BuiltWith, a service that discovers which technologies each website uses.
Gizmodo has reviewed dozens of these sites and found that their majority do not only collect email addresses from visitor auto fill, but also personal information such as home addresses and other stored information in autocomplete.
NaviStone of course refused to reveal anything, saying that "its technology is proprietary and we expect a degree patent".
Please note that some websites using the NaviStone code collect information from their visitors who are not even their customers.
"Rockler.com, CollectionsEtc.com, and clothing site BostonProper.com emailed us about the products we had in our carts using the email addresses we typed on the site but did not click Submit." reports Gizmodo.
After publishing the story, NaviStone has agreed not to collect emails from visitors.
If you do not believe them, disable Auto Fill immediately because your information is leaking.
From Settings → Show advanced settings at the bottom find the section “Passwords accessand forms” and deselect “Enable Auto Fill.”
In Opera, from Settings → Auto-complete and disable it.
In Safari, Preferences and click AutoFill to disable it.
Also, think twice before submitting your details to any online form.