This Windows File Might Be Secretly Collecting Sensitive Data Since Windows 8

There is a Windows file named WaitList.dat that covertly collects your passwords and email information, with the help of Windows Search Indexer service.

Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) expert Barnaby Skeggs first discovered the information about the file back in 2016 but wasn’t paid much attention. However, in after a new and exclusive interview with ZDNet – it appears that the file, in fact, is reasonably dangerous.

People who own a touchscreen Windows PC or a stylus-compatible laptop are prone to the dangers of this Windows file. Specifically, users who have enabled the handwriting recognition tool which automatically translates touchscreen scribbles into text format. ..Read More..

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