Previewing searched pages - any danger?

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  1. yeow

    yeow Registered Member

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    Previewing pages as in image below. For compromised websites, can the threat be carried over too?
     

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    Any idea abt this? Say if there's an.....iframe, javascript or watchacallit exploit on the actual website - will the threat be carried over to the "preview" too?

    I'm thinking, most likely "yes"? Or I'm paranoid, it's perfectly safe? :doubt: :doubt:
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Depends how the preview function is implemented.

    It could parse the code - or not ... really depends ... it could merely download the page to the cache, without executing scripts, and show a thumbnail screenshot or something ...

    What browser, OS?

    Mrk
     
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    Thanks for asking. The example above is Firefox using Google Fx script for Greasemonkey. There're other add-ons that show preview windows too, iirc I might have tried CoolPreviews long ago.

    Not using any of them now, but curious as to how they work wrt to what u wrote below.
    If previews load faster than loading the webpages themselves, will this generally indicate that some kind of cache images are shown?
     
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