While HTML5 offers the possibility of rich application features, the way it stores data in the browser makes information vulnerable to attackers, experts warn. The shift means Web development firms should be training designers to consider what sort of private information is stored and for how long, says Mobile Strategy Partners founder David Eads. "There are security issues with even leaving [data] on temporary storage, but putting it in permanent storage is a bad, bad, bad idea," he says.

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