Mac Developer: Unpatched browser weaknesses can be exploited to track millions of Web users | Ars Technica
Unpatched browser weaknesses can be exploited to track millions of Web users | Ars Technica Over the past decade, there's been a privacy arms race between unscrupulous website operators and browser makers. The former wield an ever-changing lineup of so-called zombie cookies that can't be easily deleted and attacks that sniff thousands of previously visited sites, while browser makers aim to prevent such privacy invasions by closing the design weaknesses that make them possible. Almost as soon as one hole is closed, hackers find a new one.
And of course, the writers of typical desktop software are made to suffer for the ill-behaved at the hand of partially tested security features that don't stop real hackers.
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