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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Oblivion13, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Oblivion13

    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    I was just asked by a client if I can make it to be able to see all cookies from other sites so they have a truer understanding of what the customer is really looking for.

    So when a visitor visits his site, he wants cookies so that he can see where the visitor has searched on another site.

    Can that even be done, and if so how the hell does that work? Never heard of it before but he says it can be done.



     
  2. TrevorB

    TrevorB Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The cookies created by sites can't be read by other sites. Only the site that created the cookie can read it.
     
  3. Oblivion13

    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    Thats exactly what I thought, but he swears it can be done. Hard to explain the word NO when someones dead set on it.

    I just thought I might have missed something over the years, But hell, if it could be done I am sure I would have heard about it form this board..lol
     
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    its called history stealing
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    He who laughs last, laughs longest.
    If that's the case, tell him to do it himself or find someone that will do it for him. Lastly, laugh in his face and walk away... lol
     
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    It cannot be done with cookies but can be done using services that collect data on users throughout the net. Check out bluecava.
     
  7. Oblivion13

    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    Yea I just told him I wasnt going to have any involvement when it comes to that. I asked him why he is trying to spy on his competitor, why not just beat him with his rank.

    But I am sure most of you know how that works out.
     
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    Yeah, it's overall a bad game to play unless your using offshore hosting.

    Tell him to pony up and pay for the data like everyone else lol

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  9. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No, you can't read cookies from other domains. Otherwise you 'd visit my page and I 'd read all your mail :)

    But, as hadoken said, there are other techniques to do history stealing without cookies but they are not very reliable.