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BrowserSpy.dk reveals more than enough information
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Feb 2010, 15:44    Post subject:  BrowserSpy.dk reveals more than enough information  

http://browserspy.dk/

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When you surf around the internet your browser leaves behind a trail of digital footprints. Websites can use these footprints to check your system. BrowserSpy.dk is a service where you can check just what information it's possible to gather from your system, just by visiting a website.
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bugman


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 2131
Location: buffalo commons

PostPosted: Tue 09 Feb 2010, 15:57    Post subject:  

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http://facebook.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://linkedin.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://twitter.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://microsoft.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://google.com/ Yes, you have been visiting the site lately!
http://yahoo.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://flickr.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://icq.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://slashdot.org/ No or unable to detect!
http://theregister.co.uk/ No or unable to detect!
http://ebay.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://excite.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://news.com.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://cnn.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://dell.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://mozilla.com/ No or unable to detect!
http://mozilla.org/ No or unable to detect!
http://tdconline.dk/ No or unable to detect!
http://ekstrabladet.dk/ No or unable to detect!
http://bt.dk/ No or unable to detect!
http://gemal.dk/ No or unable to detect!


i find "no ebay" especially funny, as i was there just a minute before doing the test, and for an hour or two earlier this morning . . .

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Pizzasgood


Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Feb 2010, 21:20    Post subject:  

My NoScript extension just laughs. They could still find out some things by analyzing my HTTP headers though.
http://browserspy.dk/headers.php

HTTP headers can be accessed by the server itself without running client-side scripts, so NoScript does nothing to block them. They are a function of the browser though, so you could theoretically configure it to lie (for example, that's how people trick websites into thinking they use IE).

Not a huge reason to worry about it though. It's a good thing for people to know which browsers and OSes are used to view their sites, and fairly harmless to the users.

The IP address of course is not a function of the browser and is nearly essential for them to know (otherwise how do they send the page back to your browser?). Only good way around that is proxies.

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amigo

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 04:27    Post subject:  

bugman, you must have started from somewhere besides the top/main page. It says that it only owrks if you have visited the main page as shown by the URL's it echos.
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