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Privacy Alert warns you if your personal data could be at risk from attackers waiting to steal your data when you log into a website or make an online payment. Check a website’s safety rating so you can make an informed decision about when and where you enter your private data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Privacy Alert™ by Instart?

Privacy Alert is a Google Chrome browser extension, which warns you if your personal data could be at risk from attackers waiting to steal sensitive information you enter on a website, such as when you log into an account or make an online payment. Privacy Alert will alert you if it detects that third-party sources access or have the ability to access the private information that you enter into form fields or is stored in cookies, allowing you to decide if you feel safe continuing to provide the website with your information.

Privacy Alert is also a great way for developers and security professionals to assess the risks they have on their website, specifically, the risk of e-skimming attacks that happen in the browser to steal consumer information.

What are third-party sources?

Every website in the world is made up of code that the website creator developed (first-party) as well as code from other sources (third-party) that provide a specific piece of functionality. For example, if you go to your online banking or favorite retailer website, and you can use live chat to speak with a member of support, it is likely that this feature is provided by a third party and was not built by the website you are visiting.

Should I care if third parties have access to my personal data?

The challenge with third-party code on a website is that it has the ability to access everything that first-party code can — things like information entered into form fields and information stored in cookies. While there are legitimate reasons for a third-party vendor to see this information, such as when Google reads your address in a field to determine shipping costs, in most cases, third parties should not see this information.

In addition, website owners ensure that their own first-party code goes through rigorous security testing. Unfortunately, the same level of security testing cannot be applied to code that comes from a third party. This is why web and e-skimming attacks, like Magecart, have become so popular. If attackers successfully infect third-party code, they are often able to gain access without detection to larger, more valuable targets that would normally be difficult to breach.

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