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Security Flaw In Chrome May Leave Users’ Personal Information At Risk

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In a blog posted last week, researchers at security firm Identity Finder outlined methods for accessing personal data from Chrome's History Provider Cache, even if the data has been entered on a secure website. Some data also may be accessible through Chrome's Web Data and History databases, the researchers say.

Web Application Security: An Overview

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Web developers typically do not have any formal training in the area of security and their priorities usually lie elsewhere. Business functionality and meeting tight deadlines are typically the focus areas of developers and security is often forgotten, or at most, an afterthought. This leaves the door wide open for attackers to discover vulnerabilities and exploit them to gain access to sensitive data.