Can a phishing website get information just from you landing on it while browsing?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by conceptualclarity, Aug 12, 2013.

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  1. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity Registered Member

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    I don't readily fill in information, but I'm talking about just landing there.

    I have heard that if you "unsubscribe" from a bad e-mail source, you actually play into their hands by conforming your e-mail to them.

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    What I'd image they could collect:
    - same data mining and finger printing as any other site you aren't signed into, but visit.
    - browser managers that auto-fill and submit would hand it over.
    - custom scripts could be used to exploit browser vulnerabilities. see next point.
    - exploiting vulnerabilities in the account/password storage of your browser.
    - data collection about the add-ons/plug-ins you run.
    - payload delivery could hijack and infect your system, thus gaining access to anything and everything you store locally.
     
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