Posts Tagged ‘tracking’

What fingerprints does your browser leave behind as you surf the web ?


How Unique – How track-able, is your browser

Traditionally, people assume they can prevent a website from identifying them by disabling cookies on their
web browser.  Unfortunately, this is not the whole story.

When you visit a website, you are allowing that site to access a lot of information about your computer’s
configuration. Combined, this information can create a kind of fingerprint — a signature that could be used
to identify you and your computer.
Some companies are already using technology to try to identify individual computers.
But how effective would this kind of online tracking be?

EFF is running an experiment to find out. Read the rest of this entry »

How insecure iPhone is !!!

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Got an iPhone? Launch Safari and visit, then move the slider to the right; congratulations, your phone is now jailbroken.

iPhone 4

This allows you to do an end run around Apple’s restrictive app store policies. It also lets malicious nogoodniks do an end run around the iPhone and Safari’s security restrictions. Even better, it works on the iPod Touch, iPad, and any other Apple device running the iOS 4.0.1 or later.