June 7, 2023

Researchers have revealed that Microsoft’s Snipping Tool for Windows 11 and the Snip & Sketch tool in Windows 10 have a vulnerability that could allow sensitive information to be accessed by others.

This flaw was found by David Buchanan, who said that if a screenshot was taken, saved and then cropped and saved again, the data may still be available in the file, and with a few minor changes the information could be accessed.

Though the vulnerability appears to be somewhat limited, Buchanan warns that information people thought they had deleted may still be floating around on the internet.

The vulnerability could potentially be used to access sensitive information by others.

Microsoft has stated that they are aware of the issue and are investigating, adding that they will take action to help keep customers protected.

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