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Zombie Cookies

Zombie Cookies

I don’t concern myself too much with browser cookies, because I’m pretty conservative in my browsing habits. I spend most of my browsing time at legitimate news sites and blogs–I don’t care if the Denver Post or Project Gutenberg leaves footprints behind on my browser and my hosts file blocks most of the sites that like to drop tracking cookies. Also, since I moved to Linux, I’ve drifted away from alt.comp.virus, where the discussion is not limited strictly to viruses, but may address to any form of possible security issues (maybe I’ll resubscribe). Consequently, I had not heard of “zombie cookies” until I saw this story on the BBC website; a privacy activist has filed a lawsuit against a number of websites, including Hulu and MySpace, for using a type of Flash-based cookie that can recreate itself after being deleted: . . . the lawsuit, brought about by...

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