Monday, July 15, 2024

The Windows 11 cropping tool shares a Google Pixel security flaw

Fresh off the back of Google Pixel’s Markup tool being found to have retained image data even when edited out, software engineer Chris Bloom has found a similar bug in the Windows 11 Snipping Tool.

Dubbed “acropalypse”, the phenomenon works when an existing file is overwritten with edits, such as crops. Rather than omitting the cropped data, the image file retains it, potentially allowing it to be recovered and used in an identity theft attack.


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