400 Most Popular Website Recording Every Keystroke You Make
Yes, you read that right. We have just got the news that 400 of the most popular websites are actually recording every single keystroke that you make on them.
This is not like remarketing ads, where data would be taken of a search term or browsing session and then a relative ad would be shown to you, this is more like, someone is standing over your shoulder and watching every single thing that you type and search.
It is some straight up 1984 Orwellian type of life. We might as well invite these websites to tuck us into bed at night too. I will provide you with a link at the end of the article to the full list of these 400 websites so that you can check it out for yourself.
Some of the websites listed recording users keystroke include, Adobe, IBM, OnlineVideoConverter, CBS, Hubspot, Microsoft, GoDaddy, WordPress, etc. Even League of Legends is on the list for using a secret script to record every keystroke you make.
Steven Englehardt, a PhD candidate at Princeton, said: ‘Unlike typical analytics services that provide aggregate statistics, these scripts are intended for the recording and playback of individual browsing sessions, as if someone is looking over your shoulder.’
“Collection of page content by third-party replay scripts may cause sensitive information, such as medical conditions, credit card details, and other personal information displayed on a page, to leak to the third-party as part of the recording,” Steven Englehardt wrote.
“This may expose users to identity theft, online scams, and other unwanted behavior. The same is true for the collection of user inputs during checkout and registration processes.”
Sounds like some spooky business. It also sounds like some folks are taking it too far under the provision of protecting citizens by monitoring every single keystroke that someone makes on a certain website.
FULL LIST OF THE 400 WEBSITES RECORDING EVERY KEYSTROKE WITH A SECRET SCRIPT.