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WTF Google takes screenshots now?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Russian-Czar, May 5, 2013.

  1. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    Just noticed that chrome browser platform takes screenshots of the sites when new tab is clicked. It shows 8 most visited sites and it has not just sites but screenshots of it.

    Here is a sample from google images:


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  2. ezines

    ezines Power Member

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    Yes, chrome takes a snapshot of pages that visited recently. When you open a new tab, all snapshots of recent pages are there. This is not new to me.
     
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  3. mak3r

    mak3r Senior Member

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    Google's been showing most visited sites+screenshots for years I think O_O
     
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  4. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    I just noticed that it's the actual screenshots not just the sites screenshots.
     
  5. ezines

    ezines Power Member

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    Correct, it is a snapshot of the actual page you've last visited.
     
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    weblinsolutions Newbie

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    This isn't something new. Google Chrome shows actual screenshots and even firefox.
     
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    Union Power Member

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    this is old stuff, nothing new here, you just didn't pay attention

     
  8. SmartMan

    SmartMan BANNED BANNED

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    Welcome back from 1995
     
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  9. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    That's just messed up cause they got access to all the data they want, even bank statements.

    Is it locally stored?
     
  10. zoyaraymonds

    zoyaraymonds Regular Member

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    very old,,,,,now google is planning to take photo of the users who use chrome....lol
     
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  11. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Were you using Internet Explorer before?

    Chrome has been like this since its early days, and I personally do like it.
     
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  12. ezines

    ezines Power Member

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    As far as I know these are stored locally. Every time I close Chrome, I always run CCleaner to cleanup unnecessary temp files stored locally.
     
  13. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    I think that the chrome "account sign in" is not stored locally because the whole point of it is to store the chrome browser settings on remote server. This is like a spyware that has access to all of the data.


    You can see the screenshot that they got access to non Google products as well, same goes for banks and other "non of google's business data."
     
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    stacy666 Junior Member

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    now they know what porn i watch.
     
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    according to their privacy policy, the data is stored locally. Account sign in will store the settings/config/bookmarks on remote server. Snapshots are not settings/config.

    And btw, it will not store those things even locally if you use the "incognito" mode.
     
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    You watch something most people don't? Any special "type"? :p
     
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    Well Chrome is like a spy browser, if you wanna to do something illegal you should use TOR Browser!
     
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    I dont say you are wrong... But you are making it a big too easy.
     
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