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UCSD Researchers Uncover "History Sniffing"

February 7, 2011 11:35 a.m.

Dozens of websites have been secretly harvesting lists of places that their users previously visited online, everything from news articles to bank sites to pornography. A team of UCSD computer scientists -- a graduate student and 3 professors -- found that the practice of "history sniffing" is possible because of a weakness in web browsers which allows websites to do this.

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