Computerworld.com reports that a feature in Apple’s Safari browser designed to make it easier to fill out forms could by abused by hackers to harvest personal information, according to a security researcher. Safari’s AutoFill feature is enabled by default and will fill in information such as first and last name, work place, city, state, and eMail address when it recognizes a form, wrote Jeremiah Grossman, CTO for WhiteHat Security, on his blog. The information comes from Safari’s local operating system address book. The feature dumps the data into the form even if a person has entered no data on a particular web site, which opens up an opportunity for a hacker…

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i


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