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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by deathx01, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. deathx01

    deathx01 Registered Member

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    Someone know how website can gather information about Flash cookies. Can a website know if you have some flash cookies ( lso ) and look at it ? Do you have any Php example on how to gather flash cookies from a user browsing your website ? Or do i miss understand something ? :) thank you
     
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    No.RuleZ Elite Member

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    why do u wanna know that, just remove the cookies few times a day
     
  3. deathx01

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    mmm lets say i am BIG as google , and someone enter my website with NO flash cookies , i'll put a suspicious flag on him. My thinking is that 99.9% of people dont know shit about flash cookies , so if there's no flash cookies , that's look weird to me. SO , i want to know the procedure to gather flash cookies for a website, so i'll know if my thinking is good or not. :)
     
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    They account those .0001% as new visitors

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    That's a very good point to consider. The betterprivacy FF plug in (deletes flash cookies) does have a lot of users though, so it might not be as much of a red flag as it seems.

    What I do is disable everything in Firefox's plug-ins section. There's actually some dirty looking stuff in there.

    I've been looking a little bit into the ability to fingerprint systems, without conclusive results yet, but it kind of seems like it can be done by a really determined party.

    I have a few bookmarks on another system that I have to look at better, but would be interested to hear people's thoughts on the whole thing in general.
     
  6. deathx01

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    But the question remain , if the website can gather all flash cookies ( not only the one from google ) , or maybe they can just see how much flash cookies you have without looking into it, it can be suspicious to have 0 (Zero-nothing-nada) flash cookies. Because a new visitors must have browse other website before trying to make an account somewhere.
     
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    here is the page of the settings manager
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    http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04.html
    
     
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    I've only used server side sessions, and didn't get into the cookie side of things, but I'm pretty sure you'd need to know how the cookie was identified in order to be able to pull it. Unless you were the one who sculpted it, I doubt you'd be able to verify it was on a visitor's computer.