Google Safe Browsing Feature Could Compromise Privacy

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Interesting article.
    From what I read Firefox handles the data differently than Chrome.
    I wouldn't be comfortable using that tool in Chrome though..
     
  3. Eice

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    Issue the subpoena to Google? I imagine it'd be much faster and easier for the FBI to issue that subpoena to your local ISP, and they could get much more info that way.

    If this is somehow a bad thing: sorry, but the horse left the barn a damn long time ago.
     
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    I never thought much about what 'safe browsing' was doing when i observed it making an outwards connection on Wireshark.

    Thanks for the post - interesting article indeed.
     
  5. wembleyy

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    how do u turn this feature off
     
  6. tsec

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    In Firefox its the SECURITY tab under EDIT ---> PREFERENCES (Linux) and whaterver the equivalent is in Win.

    Block reported attack sites / web forgeries - there's two check boxes there.

    (I think this is right - someone pls correct me if this is wrong).
     
  7. Dregg Heda

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    So wait this "feature" is built into both Chrome and FF? What about Iron?
     
  8. tlu

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    The phishing and malware protection of Firefox is explained here. Excerpt:

    The easiest solution to protect privacy: Forbid cookies from Google. I've disabled cookies in FF by default and allow them where necessary (in many cases only as session cookies) with the extension Cookie Monster which is the most comfortable way to manage cookies, IMHO.
     
  9. Dregg Heda

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    So tlu just to be clear, if I have cookies disabled then I can use the antiphishing protection in both FF and Chrome/Iron without worry?
     
  10. tlu

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    Well, if there are no cookies Google can't use them. ;)
     
  11. Dregg Heda

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    Just double checking. LOL!
     
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