Browser history hack compromises user privacy


Security researchers at Spi Dynamics have demonstrated a technique that exposes the search queries and web pages that a user has visited.

Websites could use the technique to check whether a user has researched its products through search engines.

An insurance provider, for instance, could verify whether a client applying for life insurance has ordered cigarettes online. It could also allow an online retailer to check whether users have been shopping with competing stores. Browser history hack compromises user privacy - vnunet.com

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