Something DEEPLY DISTURBING has just happened to me and I am in shock!
I was writing a message on a popular website and decided to paste a bit of text from another website.
However, when I hit "paste" I could not BELIEVE what happened... the website UPLOADED a PERSONAL FILE from my computer. It did this IMMEDIATELY without any prompting or Explorer window appearing.
The file in question was a file on my computer which I happened to copy earlier, so it was in the copy buffer.
But how could a website gain access to my copy buffer? I mean there could have been ANYTHING in the copy buffer. Private messages. Passwords. It could have uploaded my personal diary, photos of me naked, pornography I had on my computer? This is SERIOUSLY scary stuff.
What is going on? How could a website get hold of a file from my computer without there being a Windows prompt? Do I have a virus? Can anyone help?
In all my years of using a computer, this has to be the scariest thing that has ever happened to me. It seems that every website I visit is now somehow able to see what's in my copy buffer. And what's more, every website I visit can (apparently) access and upload my personal files from my computer without any permission being given!!!!!!!!!!
I use Windows 7 x64, and Firefox.61.0.1
Edited by hamluis, 13 July 2018 - 09:44 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Web Browsing/Email - Hamluis.