YouPorn, Perez Hilton Exploit Bug To Obtain Your Browsing History ...

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  1. draconian

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  2. John Reynolds

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    Anyone who surfs Perez Hilton's site deserves whatever happens.
     
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    If this technique works (and apparently it does), what is there to prevent other sites from using it?

    How can one prevent sites - even those more reputable than Perez Hilton - from sniffing your history?
     
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    purge your history (disable it in browser), block the ads, don't accept cookies, run no script.
     
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    Why on earth is the browser sending the color of the link to the remote server?
    Sounds like a pretty obvious exploit than needs to be plugged. Do all browsers send this info?

    ...oh and the fact that "Youporn" is a malware site...uh duh?
     
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    Noscript seconded here. Great plugin.
     
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    Actually, they don't say Perez Hilton tracks your browser history. They say his site tracks what's copied off it.

    Under the same subheading, dealing with attention tracking, the source article also states the following:
    Whoops.
     
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    Any sites that I'm unsure about get the "right-click, open in Incognito Window" treatment. No history, no cache, and their own sandbox. :)
     
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    Is that IE? I never use it of late...mainly since most of my browsing is on linux or os x machines, but I'm browsing more and more on my gaming rig...hmmm

    nvm...chrome...good feature.
     
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    Yes indeed :cool: I haven't touched IE directly in probably a year, ever since someone made an "IE Tab" Chrome extension that allows for IE-only sites (such as our corporate sharepoint) to open an IE tab within Chrome.
     
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    They all have something like that now, but chromes is better b/c you don't have to close/reopen and so forth.
     
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    Yeah, knew that but right-click to private browsing is cool.
    I tend to split time between FF and Chrome...
     
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    I just have a seperate InPrivate browsing window open and drag links to it if I don't need history, cookies, etc.

    Stopped using FF sometime after IE7 came out. Can't stand Chrome's UI.

    Although IE9's UI is making me seriously consider trying FF again maybe. At least it appears they still have a seperate search field and didn't merge it with the address bar like the incompetent IE UI designer did.

    Regards,
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    Can search in either field in FF.
     
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