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Old 12-08-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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Post What You Should Know About History Sniffing


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Researchers have discovered that dozens of Web sites are using simple Javascript tricks to snoop into visitors’ Web browsing history. While these tricks are nothing new, they are in the news again, so it’s a good time to remind readers about ways to combat this sneaky behavior.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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I always tell my clients that, contrary to popular belief, web cookies can be seen by any web site.
 
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Good article. Ties in perfectly with http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...i-have-848747/ which basically asks about privacy concerns (not really security aspects) of being on-line...
 
Old 12-08-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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This is, or is related to, Firefox bug 147777 is it not? For which the "fix" was the about:config entry:
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layout.css.visited_links_enabled    false
I had forgotten all about this (history sniffing) stuff, so yes, a timely reminder this thread is..
 
  


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