Cuidado con el autocomplete (autofill)

Muy interesante el análisis que se ha publicado en The Autofill Dark Pattern:

Both of these features present (at least) two main risks for the user, both related to their personal data and its privacy:

  1. Non-visible fields are populated (this is not the same as fields with a hidden type);
  2. Autocompleted information can be read via JavaScript even before the user submits the form.

This means that once a user selects to autofill the information, all the fields will be available for the developer to read. Again, independently of the user submitting the form or not, without the user knowing what fields were actually populated.

Profesor del Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos de la Universidad de Alicante (España). Interesado en el desarrollo y la accesibilidad web.

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