One Thing Hackers Do Not Want You To Know
Privacy 101- History Sniffing
Posted by: RE Technology
Technology has spawned some interesting terms like phishing and spamming. The latest conversation in the privacy world is about ‘history sniffing’.
What is history sniffing and why do we care?
When you click on a link on a website, the color changes from blue to purple (by default). Browser history sniffing compares the colors of links in your history folder to a master list of links (and their default non-visited colors) maintained by a website operator, who accesses your computer without permission. A color mismatch indicates a particular site has been visited.
Why is this important?