“‘This Is Not OK’: How Google Chrome Can Reveal Your Passwords”
“…news that using Google Chrome could expose these passwords to anyone — anyone who has access to your computer, that is — is causing quite a stir in the security realm. Google has responded by defending its policy that allows this to happen.
Software developer Elliott Kember called out the issue on his blog Tuesday, saying he noticed on his Chrome settings a “saved passwords” feature that was checkmarked and greyed out so he wouldn’t have the option to not import passwords saved on another browser.
As Kember puts it, “This is the illusion of choice.”
Kember tracked down what had been saved of his passwords. At first he found the usual series of dots representing the characters of the password, but clicking the “show” button revealed the exact text.”