New Chrome beta includes credit card AutoFill, is this wise?

Google said on Wednesday that it has introduced a new beta of Chrome that includes an AutoFill feature.

Chrome users have long demanded an AutoFill feature for the browser but is including a credit card AutoFill feature wise? Apple was recently stung by a severe AutoFill bug allowing malicious hackers to steal any AutoFill information from Safari. What's to say Google won't be affected by such an issue in future? Allowing users the ability to store credit card information inside a browser will likely add a new incentive for hackers and scammers to break the implementation. What happens in a years time when the EU is investigating Google for "accidentally" collecting credit card information?

Asides from the AutoFill feature Google has also added the ability to sync your Chrome extensions as well as your Autofill data (excluding credit card numbers) through your Google Account. Google has also made some minor tweaks to the Chrome UI. Chrome beta includes a streamlined upper toolbar, more approachable Omnibox and all Chrome options in a single menu. Google hopes it makes Chrome feel more simple.

Chrome beta also includes better performance. There's a 15% speed improvement on the V8 benchmark, and a 15% improvement on the SunSpider benchmark, both of which measure JavaScript performance. If you're interested in testing Chrome beta then make sure you're subscribed to the beta channel.

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giantpotato said,
1. Create website with credit card field
2. Javascript -> submit form onLoad
3. Collect credit card info.
4. ?????
5. Profit
I imagine it takes some user intervention to AutoFill.

giantpotato said,
1. Create website with credit card field
2. Javascript -> submit form onLoad
3. Collect credit card info.
4. ?????
5. Profit

One would really have to be stupid to give his Real Name (the one on the credit card) , all the credit card info on some random site...
I don't know about you guys, but the sites where i shop i must also enter the 3 last digits near my signature on the back of the card, and chrome autofill doesn't store that

Elliott said,
I imagine it takes some user intervention to AutoFill.

place input field with opacity: 0.01 and autofocus, trick the user into pressing [4] (common number for Visa and Master Card), [down arrow] and [enter] (any fake game will do the trick). Profit!

Roboform FTW !
It even fills wlm and other non-browser apps which use passes directly in the app itself ! and the master pass is entered via a virtual keyboard, with each pass in its own private encrypted file.

Lol, what a joke. Google has lost its touch, no more bringing useful and brilliant ideas, but retarded instead.

Where's the creativity? Yeah Wave's must've hurt bad.

Subject Delta said,
This has been a feature of Chrome 6 for a while, it isn't new.
Which is why it says "Chrome beta." Chrome 6 is the Chrome dev channel.

Wow, first Android releases get features crippled unless you shell out an extra $20 a month and now this? Ok, Droid wifi hotspot is mostly Verizon's doing, but it is still another Google product I'm less likely to use going forward.

*cough* Snipped from the official chrome blog:
...you can now choose to sync your Chrome extensions as well as your Autofill data (excluding credit card numbers) through your Google Account.

Need glasses?

Frankenchrist said,
*cough* Snipped from the official chrome blog:
...you can now choose to sync your Chrome extensions as well as your Autofill data (excluding credit card numbers) through your Google Account.

Need glasses?

good catch!

Google Term of Agreement:

We, here at Google, make a living by selling your personal informations. By using our services, you must agree to surrender your privacy.

[X] Agree [ ] Disagree

Seriously, how hard is it to just keep your CC details in your head or even just your wallet?

Who uses their card that much online that they need to save time typing it in?

Interesting comments, but everything in life has a certain risk. If I where to think like that all time I would never even leave my house, someone can rob me and steal my money. Or I can simply lose my wallet somewhere. F*** I just remembered I haven't left my house for 3 months so forget about that, but PayPal had my card number for years and so far so good. Can card numbers really be safe anywhere? 100% safe? I don't think so, but it's a convenience and that's just the aim of Google Chrome. I welcome that feature.

Hey I think giving your CCnumber to PayPal is much more safer than giving it to web-browsers that suffer vulnerabilities after vulnerabilities causing the production of many updates. There is NO way I can put a CCnumber in Chrome because of that.
PayPal is known to be safe with the constant protection of Verisign and the fact that your information is encrypted and stored on another server that is protected with much higher security programs.
Chrome is trying to be what Firefox isn't..still not tempting me to switch over...its Google, keep the search engine alive, burn the browser!

The thing about optional features like credit card AutoFill?

They're OPTIONAL. There's no need to complain about optional features.

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