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What are you sharing? – Browser History Scraping

June 21st, 2009 No comments

The Internet offers the potential for safe, convenient new ways to shop for financial services and conduct banking business, any day, any time.

-FDIC, Safe Internet Banking

Anytime you visit a website, you’re providing the oppurtunity for that website to discover a lot of information about yourself. ¬†Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in websites could allow a malicious 3rd party site to gain access to your email, your Facebook account, your bank account, credit cards, etc. ¬†Security vulnerabilities in browsers, link handlers, embedded media players, and other software could be used to compromise your local machine and monitor everything you do in the background. Read more…

Categories: General Web Security