Data Theft Protection prevents unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, such as social security numbers, credit card information, and errors from web applications like Microsoft and MySQL. To avoid exposing this data, you can choose one of these options:
- Block – The entire response page is blocked, if it contains the data theft pattern, like a credit card number.
- Cloak – The response page is sent, but matching strings are partially overwritten with Xs, optionally displaying initial or trailing characters. You can see the pattern of the string, but cannot see the full value.
You control options separately for each of the types of sensitive data.
By default, this protection is not enabled.