Wasn’t the only company to make this mistake, as researchers recently revealed the Windows vulnerability in Pixel’s screenshot tools.
It was uncovered recently that the Pixel’s built-in cropping tool does not actually get rid of deleted data and with a bit of digging. The cropped parts of images could still accessed. Now a researcher has discovered that Microsoft’s Snipping Tool for Windows 11 and Snip & Sketch Tool in Windows 10 have an analogous flaw, indicating that information people attempted to cut out is possibly out there on the web.
You may still be able to access the data if you take a screenshot with the tool, press the save button, crop it, and save it to the same file, according to a tweet from David Buchanan. If you make some “minor changes,” Buchanan says you can even access that data using the same code you can see in a Pixel screenshot.
Buchanan says that the exploit requires “save-crop-save,” so if you only included a specific section screen in your initial screenshot. You won’t affected. Buchanan says that the original Snipping Tool for Windows 10 doesn’t have the same issue as the Windows 10 Snip & Sketch tool.
A vulnerability for Pixels. Was raised last week Buchanan and researcher Simon Aarons. Who pointed out that fixing the issue does not make it go away. It is possible that the images you made using the tool are still out there. With the things you wanted to crop out remaining.
Apparently, that announcement prompted people to check out other screenshot tools. The working group chair of the PNG image format, Chris Blume. Alerted Buchanan to the problem by tweeting that Snipping Tool doesn’t truncate files correctly when overwriting existing ones.
Microsoft spokesperson Rachel Tougher Withers said, “We are aware of these reports and are investigating. We will take action as necessary to help protect our customers.”