Auto Fill; collect data from online forms before you submit a submission


Are you using the Auto Fill feature? Most of you have filled out your details on an online form and before you clicked "Submit" you regretted it for many different reasons. Many times online forms are completed with a double click, without the need to enter anything, since your data is stored in "auto-fill" or auto-fill. 

During a survey, Gizmodo found that a code used by hundreds of websites invisibly collects any information as you fill it out on an online form before clicking "Submit" or "Submit".

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The code was developed by NaviStone a Ohio launching that advertises itself as a service that reveals anonymous website visitors and can find the addresses of their home.

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.

Using it JavaScript, these websites send the information stored in AutoFill or Auto Fill from various online forms to a server that uses “murdoog.com” as its domain name, and is owned by NaviStone. The information is collected even if someone closes the page immediately.

NaviStone, of course, declined to comment, saying "its technology is proprietary and we are awaiting a 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.

To Chrome:

From Settings άνιση Show advanced settings at the bottom find the section "Passwords and forms" and uncheck "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.

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