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Firefox Web Browser Now Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies By Default

Firefox Web Browser Now Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies By Default

June 04, 2019Mohit Kumar
As promised, Mozilla has finally enabled "Enhanced Tracking Protection" feature on its Firefox browser by default, which from no...
Apple Blocks Sites From Abusing HSTS Security Standard to Track Users

Apple Blocks Sites From Abusing HSTS Security Standard to Track Users

March 20, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you are unaware, the security standard HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) can be abused as a 'supercookie' to surreptitio...
Yahoo Reveals 32 Million Accounts Were Hacked Using 'Cookie Forging Attack'

Yahoo Reveals 32 Million Accounts Were Hacked Using 'Cookie Forging Attack'

March 02, 2017Mohit Kumar
Yahoo has just revealed that around 32 million user accounts were accessed by hackers in the last two years using a sophisticated cookie ...
Critical iOS Flaw allowed Hackers to Steal Cookies from Devices

Critical iOS Flaw allowed Hackers to Steal Cookies from Devices

January 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Apple has patched a critical vulnerability in its iOS operating system that allowed criminal hackers to impersonate end users' ident...
Here's How Websites Are Tracking You Online

Here's How Websites Are Tracking You Online

October 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Webmasters can track all your activities on the Internet – even if you have already cleared your browsing history and deleted all saved ...
Exploiting Browser Cookies to Bypass HTTPS and Steal Private Information

Exploiting Browser Cookies to Bypass HTTPS and Steal Private Information

September 25, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A newly discovered critical flaw in the implementation of web cookies by major browsers could open secured (HTTPS) browsing to Man-in-th...
HTML5 Canvas Fingerprint — Widely Used Unstoppable Web Tracking Technology

HTML5 Canvas Fingerprint — Widely Used Unstoppable Web Tracking Technology

July 23, 2014Mohit Kumar
Till Now we have seen many traditional way of tracking web users, such as using cookies that get saved on user’s system may not be avail...
Google Chrome to encrypt Stored Cookies by default to enhance browser security

Google Chrome to encrypt Stored Cookies by default to enhance browser security

January 09, 2014Mohit Kumar
When you visit a website, it stores some information on your system through a web browser for later use i.e. Login information, so you do no...
NSA using Browser Cookies to track Tor Users

NSA using Browser Cookies to track Tor Users

October 05, 2013Mohit Kumar
Yesterday a new classified NSA document was leaked by Edward Snowden - titled ‘ Tor Stinks ’ in which ideas were being kicked around f...
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