Flash leaks ?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Fly, May 8, 2009.

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Some time ago I posted about occasional Flash cookies which I 'received'.
    At the time I thought I had set the privacy related settings as tight as possible, but someone gave me a few pointers and it turned out that I had not set the available disk space to zero. So I 'fixed' that.

    I do have the latest version (for Windows XP Home Edition, IE 7) but apparently it is not possible to completely avoid Flash cookies without uninstalling Flash or something similar.

    Ironically, the Flash cookie I noticed today was from my own ISP after I visited my ISP's website. :cautious:

    So it's not a third party cookie, but for as far as I know it shouldn't be possible.
     
  2. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Hi!

    Well the new version of Ccleaner does clean out Flash cookies as well,
    if that is what you looking for?

    SweX
     
  3. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    I presume Ccleaner doesn't block the Flash cookies, but removes them along with lots of other things ? If so, that's not very useful. Thanks anyway.
     
  4. axial

    axial Registered Member

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    LifeHacker had an article about this, yesterday:

    http://lifehacker.com/5245418/betterprivacy-prevents-tracking-by-flash-other-super+cookies

     
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