Cookie Protector or Scrambler Application?.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by AnthonyG, May 17, 2006.

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  1. AnthonyG
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    AnthonyG Registered Member

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could please give me some possible suggestions if any programs exist to help on this.

    But I currently use Firefox browser. And i have personal details saved on both stored Cookies and saved form entries and passwords etc contained in my browser profile.

    And after reading about some horror stories about some malicious websites stealing your cookies I was wondering if there is such a thing as an easy to use but non overly invasive cookie scrambler and protector for me to use alongside my firefox broweser to protect me from any possible malicious theft of my personal cookies while browsing the net.

    I currently use Kasperky AV 5 and Online Armor and Admuncher so i am not sure if i get this protection from these. But if not are there any good applications i could use to help with this role of protecting my firefox cookies and stored username/password information contained in this browsers profile.

    Thanks
    Anthony
  2. lotuseclat79
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    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Hi Anthony1uk,

    Using Tools pull-down, select Options
    Click on Privacy tab
    Click on Settings... tab
    Check All boxes (or ones you want to protect) and Clear private data when closing Firefox
    Ok to exit Clear Private Data window
    Ok to exit Options window
    Then, Exit Firefox instead of using Close
    Upon exit from Firefox, it will then prompt you to clean private data that was checked

    When browsing the Internet with Firefox, get the Stealther extension. It turns off cookies and history when it is checked. Also, consider using NoScript extension. It gives you a finer grain of control over execution of JavaScript whn entering a website, and you can elect to allow it temporarily so its not permanently allowed.

    -- Tom
  3. AnthonyG
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    AnthonyG Registered Member

    Hi,

    Thanks but the problem is, is i want to perminantly keep and still use all my cookies for my browser.

    As for one most forums use cookies to remember your login details so you dont have to keep logining in everytime.

    Also quite a few sites use it to recognise you, such as Rapidshares Premium account that i use.

    What i want is to still use and store cookies at my will but have them securley guarded from theft. And scrambled (encypted?) so if someone does manage to gain access to them and view or even steal them they are pointless and useless to them as they are scrambled or encrypted.

    I thought that with the amount of ingenious secrurity application writers i assuemed there must be an application to do this feature somewhere.

    Thanks for your reply though
    Anthony
  4. crash79`
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    crash79` Registered Member

    Have a look at Roboform. It may suit your purpose.
  5. lotuseclat79
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    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    I googled for information about "cookie scrambler" and got some obsolete references to "Internet cookie scrambler" at a SourceForge project that is no longer. After browsing at some of the links, here is some background reading and code, and finally both a free and paid for product. I also found that MS has implemented encryption of cookies on some of their servers, but otherwise found nothing else useful:

    PHP Cryptography
    http://www.php-mag.net/magphpde/magphpde_article/psecom,id,667,nodeid,21.html

    Bulletproof persistent cookies to increase security
    http://builder.com.com/5100-6371_14-5085802.html
    Listing A: http://builder.com.com/5110-6371-5085802-2.html#Listing A
    Listing B: http://builder.com.com/5110-6371-5085802-2.html#Listing B

    Encrypting Cookies to prevent tampering
    http://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/HttpCookieEncryption.asp

    Finally found a free version of Cookie Cooker here:
    http://www.cookiecooker.de/index_alt_en.html (free)
    http://www.cookiecooker.de/ (paid)

    Please post back on your experience with either of the above as I would be interested to know how it goes, as I'm sure others would.

    -- Tom
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