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New Chrome beta, not safe.


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#1 KarstenHansen

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:07 AM

Hi People
A little info to Chrome users :
New Chrome beta includes AutoFill for credit card. Not Safe! http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,4434.0..._medium=twitter
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:01 AM

It is a beta, it will have flaws just as any other program. Just don't put your credit card information in the beta version of it, and/or turn off autofill.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:42 AM

Yeah it is a beta and that will hold bugs, that is why we test programs before releasing them.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:31 AM

Please note that this program is a pre-release beta version of a product and not completely tested to ensure its stability or reliability.

What is beta software?

After an initial round of in-house testing, software publishers often release new programs to be tested by the public. These pre-release versions are called beta software, usually denoted by a "b" in the version number, e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0b5. Since the publisher couldn't possibly test the software under all possible conditions, it is reasonable to expect that wider use of the software may uncover problems that were not discovered during in-house testing. The publisher expects to be notified when users find such problems so that the program can be fixed before its official release.

In general, you should expect to run into bugs whenever using any piece of beta software. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don't work to problems that cause your computer to crash. You should decide whether the benefit of new features in a beta program outweighs the risk of program instability before choosing to use a piece of beta software. You should also be aware that UITS will not have thoroughly tested beta software, nor will the software be guaranteed by its maker, so you should not expect the same level of support as you would receive for an official release version of the program.

The goal of a beta program is to collect information regarding the performance, quality, stability, and functionality of new products in order to iron out the bugs before they are released to the general public. If you choose to use a beta program, you use it at your own risk.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:48 PM

Thanks alot for adding that explaination, Animal.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:17 PM

The beta is safe, any user who would enter their credit card/SSN/etc. on a beta browser that the creator says may have security risks isn't safe.

If someone's credit card information gets stolen through this; I blame the user




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