Can non-safari browsers send passwords/info you typed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by teege, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. teege macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    For example, if you go to your bank we page, can a browser (eg Atomic web browser) track what you input for username/password and send it somewhere?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Bristol, UK
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    Theoretically, yes - any web browser (even Safari) could do that. Why they would want to is another matter, given how that would obviously be a huge problem if it was uncovered.

    There's also the practicality of sifting through the vast amounts of data that would be collected. Some people will be using the browser to login to unimportant sites, others wont have any significant amounts money in their accounts.
     

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