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HTML5 and Supercookies

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by godsfriend, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. godsfriend

    godsfriend Registered Member

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    Hi folks, good news today! :playingfi

    Tracking has become very easy for the ones who know! (the corporations!)

    Maybe interesting for everybody (if not, please mods remove it from this section)!
    I wondered, why it wasn't discussed really here...

    I read an article about HTML5 and supercookies in the main press:
    Eat one of the quotes:
    "If this collection of data is allowed to continue unchecked,
    then capitalism will build what the government never could --
    a complete surveillance state online."
    http://www.thestreet.com/story/11053547/3/html5-supercookies-risk-web-privacy.html
    !!! Checkout with Firefox and activated noscript - this site itself loads more then 10 different domains, which stores data on your hd!!! Didn't see it before...

    more official:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/business/media/11privacy.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

    So strategies have to get updated, when nearly everybody is using the new browsers (which support all HTML5)
    and foremost mobile devices!!! A free handle of privacy settings is almost impossible! Think about the possibilities.
    There must be soon a global reaction to fight against stored individual data by private companies!

    Not to enforce paranoia!
    But you always have to know your enemy!
    And learn to fight!
    :1:


    I am not that big in forum dicussion, but I hope it gives some insights to the uninformed.

    Let's find out some warrior defense strategies!
     
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  2. ron.ray

    ron.ray Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Really good info here.. Thanks!

    I wonder if HTML5 is somehow credited by big G ...
     
  3. ron.ray

    ron.ray Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Really good info here.. Thanks!

    I wonder if HTML5 is somehow credited by big G ...
     
  4. crazyflx

    crazyflx Elite Member

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    Just as a quick test, I went to this URL:
    Code:
    [URL="http://anonym.to/?http://samy.pl/evercookie/"]http://samy.pl/evercookie/[/URL]
    
    as provided by godsfriend, and set an "evercookie" in my browser.

    I closed out the browser, revisited the URL, and as expected the cookie was still set.

    I then opened up a private browser & the cookie did not persist (it couldn't be found anywhere). I set an "evercookie" in the browser using private browser. Waited until it showed as detected, then closed out my browser, reopened my browser & went back to private browsing and re-visited the URL...the cookie did not persist.

    I then went back to non-private browsing, where the cookie from the original test still did persist. I ran ccleaner (free software that you can download here:
    Code:
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
    ) and then refreshed the page...the cookie did not persist.

    In other words, I don't see where this new "super cookie" is any better than any other cookie when you're using the methods you should be using to retain your privacy.

    If they can be overcome by two of the easiest solutions I know of (private browsing & ccleaner) then there is really nothing to worry about.