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Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by YamnuskaBill, May 6, 2004.

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  1. YamnuskaBill

    YamnuskaBill Registered Member

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    I continually get this cookie placed on my computer even though I have not visited the site and have it blocked

    bxxx bxxxx@[url]www.paypal[/url][2].txt

    (I have inserted the x's in place of my name to protect the innocent.


    Apache
    24.86.15.178.108071083870166552
    www.paypal.com/
    1024
    3738062592
    31838248
    3092268736
    29635484
    *

    All comments/help welcome and much appreciated.

    Paranoia is the extreme concern about a negative event that is unlikely to happen.
    What is the name for my extreme concern of an event that is gauranteed to happen. IE trogans, spies, viruses, etc??

    Thanks Very Much

    YB
     
  2. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    This thread really is not in the right forum but doubtless a mod will move it someplace more appropriate.

    Many sites include links to Paypal (basically any that have the Paypal icon). This icon has an encrypted link (https) to Paypal's site so any cookies it sets will bypass any web filter you may be using. See The dangers of HTTPS thread for more detail on this and a discussion of some countermeasures.
     
  3. Moore

    Moore Registered Member

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    you could start by getting a HOSTS file and add their hostname to it
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm , or just use a firewall and block their ip addresses or use a cookie manager program like analog x cookiewall. something has to work.. :eek:
     
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