[funsec] Browser History Hack Compromises User Privacy

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Oct 5 19:39:22 CDT 2006


Interesting concept...

Via vnunet.com.

[snip]

Security researchers with Spi Dynamics have demonstrated a techniques
that exposes the past search queries as well as websites that a user
visited to online publishers..

Websites could use the technique to check if a user has researched its
products through search engines. An insurance provider for instance
could deploy the method to verify if an client applying for life
insurance has ordered cigarettes online. It could also allow Amazon to
check if users have been shopping with competing stores.

[snip]

More:
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2165815/researchers-expose-browser

- ferg


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