What Information is AutoFill Giving Away?

We often address the subject of security, so we want to warn you about new trick being employed by hackers: the information AutoFill is giving away.
If you’ve ever completed an online registration for anything, you’ve probably encountered the “autofill” function used by Google Chrome, Safari and other programs. This is when your computer tries to automatically insert information such as your name, address, phone number (and etc.) as you click on a blank text box. This feature is supposed to be a time-saving convenience and many of us do appreciate it.
Unfortunately, we’re seeing phishing emails and websites that have found a way to not only collect the information you knowingly enter, but to also collect anything that has ever gone into an autofill program’s memory. This might include email addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses, organizations, or even credit card information … and you’ll never even know that information has been transmitted! It’s ALWAYS better to skip the auto-fill option. While you’re at it, disable this service and prevent your computer from logging your personal details and passwords, especially when it comes to logins to healthcare or financial institutions. After all, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ …