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Auto Complete behaviour should be disabled in Password form fields

A number of password form fields within the application had the client-side _autocomplete_ behavior enabled.

This is a convenience feature in most browsers that lets users store passwords for different websites without having to remember them. Upon visiting a page whose password was _remembered_ by the browser, the password field will be filled in automatically for the user. This exposes two different risks:

* If the application is vulnerable to cross-site scripting an adversary could craft an XSS payload that abuses the autocompletion feature to steal stored passwords.

* An adversary with local access to the user's environment (e.g. shared office or hotel computer) would generally be able to extract stored passwords from the local cache.

[Locations]

* The password fields in the change password forms
  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Mar 29 2019
  • Will Not Implement
Component End User UI
Priority Low - Nice to Have
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