Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:37 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Internet & Networking "Evercookie is a javascript API available that produces extremely persistent cookies in a browser. Its goal is to identify a client even after they've removed standard cookies, Flash cookies (Local Shared Objects or LSOs), and others. Evercookie accomplishes this by storing the cookie data in several types of storage mechanisms that are available on the local browser. Additionally, if evercookie has found the user has removed any of the types of cookies in question, it recreates them using each mechanism available."
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Turnabout, so to speak...
by the old rang on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 20:31 UTC
the old rang
Member since:
2009-09-04

There is no reason (ever) for websites to put irrevocable cookies in user systems...

They may claim it is to keep track of.. and at that point, in the US, they have lost the argument.

There will be devices, set up, to stop the problem from persisting...

But, most important, if this is the game the site wants to play, the site should be paid in kind.

Denial of Service from all computers they set up with said cookies could be triggered by the elimination software...

Sending site urls to black hats...

Broadcasting sites guilty of such crass innovations...

Just to have something off the top of my head.

If sites want to track people, that is their right, I guess. If people don't want to be tracked, that is the peoples right. But, if the site inherently wants to attack the peoples computer... it is fully declaring war... and should face the consequences.

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RE: Turnabout, so to speak...
by Tuishimi on Sat 25th Sep 2010 13:41 in reply to "Turnabout, so to speak..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Scary! 8|

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