JavaScript considered harmful

Oleg Broytmann phd at phd.pp.ru
Tue Jan 8 22:55:32 CET 2002


On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 10:24:53PM +0100, Chris Liechti wrote:
> what i do not like is HTML mail with external links... this way the 1 pixel 
> (or larger) image can be used to identify you by email address. (and get 
> your mail on the "verified" lists)

   But how do you suppose to do linking? Think about a search engine. Should
it link only to internl pges?

> a filtering proxy does help agains some of the collectors but there are 
> just too many out there.
> 
> any real solutions availble?

   IP Firewall + filtering proxy + Mozilla.

   Properly configured Mozilla (strting with 0.9.5) can filter "alien"
cookies, "foreign" images, version 0.9.6+ can put a limittaion on a cookie
lifetime.

Oleg.
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     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
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