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If you’re using the Spell check feature i.e. Microsoft Editor or MS Editor in Edge and Enhanced Spell in Chrome browser, then we would like to tell you these features are sending your data to Google and Microsoft servers.
Apart from that, if you click on the “Show password” option, the same feature on both browser even send the password to company servers.
Josh Summit has uploaded a video in which you can see how easily your data is sent when the spell check feature is enabled either in Chrome or Edge browser.
If you made upto this video, then it’s possible that you’re using Edge or Chrome browser and the spell check feature is enabled, right?
Stop Chrome, Edge Spell Check feature from leaking Passwords
To stop the Edge and Chrome browsers from sending your sensitive data, what you can do is disable the enhanced spell check feature in both browsers.
In the Edge browser, address bar, copy this:
edge://settings/languages and hit enter.
Head over to ‘Use writing assistance‘ and select Basic.
In the Chrome browser address bar, copy-paste this:
chrome://settings/languages and hit enter.
Head over to the Spell check section and select Basic Spell check.
After doing this, the browser will perform a spell check locally and as a result, you can protect your sensitive data that’s been sent to the company’s servers.
What do you think of this Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome security issue? Let us know your opinion in the comments.
Source – BleepingComputer, otto-js.com
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Hey bro, does Windows 7 have this feature?
Its a feature of the browser. If you’re using Chrome or Edge in Windows 7, then you should definitely have access to this.