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You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Smartdepotng: 2:57pm On Oct 13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2oYl0pMSjg

I wish smartphones have clipboard access permission but they don't have, once you copy anything (it goes into the clipboard) it is a public access area - almost every app in your phone can access, read and copy the information in your clipboard. It's like anything uploaded to the internet via http, it can be accessed by anyone who wishes to have the information.

Let me make it simple - Stop copying and pasting sensitive personal information in your phone like email, passwords, credit card details, bank accounts etc.
Your phone clipboard is a public access area and any app can collect and use any data in the clipboard.
Check out how to go about it securely in this Video...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2oYl0pMSjg

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by chatinent(m): 3:01pm On Oct 13
That's true.

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by emillysmigael(f): 3:07pm On Oct 13
You are very right @Op

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Leonidas8(m): 5:56pm On Oct 13
Whoa

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Emm22(m): 6:01pm On Oct 13
Op your correct, as a samsung user i hardly have access to my clipboard due to some security reasons, i cant access it while using some app.

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by ABCthings: 6:17pm On Oct 13
.. Thankyou for telling me..

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Vyzz: 6:26pm On Oct 13
Never knew....

Thanks OP

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by gungab(m): 7:36pm On Oct 13
Interesting

Tot it's the safest when entering password in some certain site bc some keyboard can expose

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Flexherbal(m): 8:17pm On Oct 13
Let me make it simple - Stop copying and pasting sensitive personal information in your phone like email, passwords, credit card details, bank accounts etc.

Noted!

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Petersamuel8(m): 8:41pm On Oct 13
Nice one, na to cram bvn and a/c no. now be d problem

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by davididenyi(m): 9:37pm On Oct 13
Them done come with another vassion of lies ,watin person no go hear for diz world

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Smartdepotng: 9:44pm On Oct 13
gungab:
Interesting

Tot it's the safest when entering password in some certain site bc some keyboard can expose
Some keyboards apps are the worst! Especially those spam keyboard apps in Tecno and Infinix, the can store your passwords as auto detect predictions too, the app security is poor and can be targeted by malwares. So make sure that your active keyboard is from a trusted source like Google Keyboard or Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Smartdepotng: 9:48pm On Oct 13
Petersamuel8:
Nice one, na to cram bvn and a/c no. now be d problem
You can use a secured password manager like Google, Lastpass, Bit warden etc Auto Fill in your sensitive personal information. They will securely fill in your emails, passwords, bank accounts, credit cards details, etc without going through the clipboard. I already made a video about that too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIS36z3RKg

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by TheRollingStone: 11:25pm On Oct 13
Noted!
Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by SUGARSON(m): 11:44pm On Oct 13
WE LEARN EVERYDAY

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Shellsploit: 12:11am On Oct 14
Thank God i don't have a smart phone

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Smartdepotng: 1:47am On Oct 14
Shellsploit:
Thank God i don't have a smart phone
The Sam is applicable to Windows PC.I am not sure about Mac OS

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by DropsMic(m): 8:27am On Oct 14
Thanks for this. Just deleted my atm details from my clipboard... I build websites and I'm based IN abuja

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by ILoveDemMANNA: 8:31am On Oct 14
You know your onions OP.

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by BigDawsNet: 8:31am On Oct 14
Generally the internet is not safe...

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Revere27: 8:32am On Oct 14
Gather here if you're a victim of this mistake grin grin

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by enshi(m): 8:32am On Oct 14
Expository

But

I know no one will use this advise
Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by NaijaCoverBlog(m): 8:32am On Oct 14
Please Guys, Which Android Phone Can I Buy With 50k
Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Obsession4u: 8:32am On Oct 14
Thank you for this
Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Hoojay(f): 8:33am On Oct 14
OP! Thank you! cheesy

It make sense,

If you don't know anything abt tech...pls just FEM before senseless dragging here angry
Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Royalfurnitures: 8:33am On Oct 14
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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by YorubaKinging: 8:33am On Oct 14
The end is near

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by monichannel: 8:33am On Oct 14
It's not totally true. The clipboard is developed with bespoke Artificial Intelligence that identifies a device for sensitive information like email address.

In essence, other people can easily see or have access to every other words saved in your clipboard when you copy them like nairaland, Facebook, Technology, Kenya West, etc.

However, sensitive information like email address and bank details won't be made for public consumption. It's saved on the clipboard cache of a device where such information have been entered for a multiple times.

That's it.

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Re: You Are Actually Giving Away Your Personal Data When You Copy And Paste It by Openbusiness: 8:33am On Oct 14
Propaganda article..... Mtchwwwww! OP, stop being clever by half. Copy paste info on your phone stores as a temporary cache info, it isn't saved permanently. No app has access to your clipboard data, only your generic keyboard does, or any other keyboard app you grant access to. Outside of your phone, it is NOT a data that your phone shares with any device. So if you have copy paste paranoia then I suggest you stop using 3rd Party Keyboard apps and only use the generic Google or iOS keyboard that came with your phone. Some of you phone users are the cause of your own problems, you keep using 3rd party keyboards like Hacker keyboard etc and then you expect your info won't be stolen even when hacker keyboard clearly mentions that its keyboard app stores whatever you type. Your normal generic Google keyboard or iOS keyboard that came with your phone is totally secure. It's a stand alone keyboard with no external connect or data sharing beyond your phone. And any copy paste is temporary, it doesn't save permanently on your keyboard clipboard unless you pin the info to your clipboard. Copy Paste has been saving lives since Adam and Eve. I can't use my phone or computer without using copy paste.

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