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On Thursday 20 August 2009 09:36:40 am Ted Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-08-20 at 08:55 +0200, Matej Kovacic wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am not sure if this was on this list, but it is an interesting
> > information:
> > http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/you-deleted-your-cookies-think-again/
> > it seems cookies could be "respawned"...
> > And there is a plugin to remove this LSO's:
> > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623
> > You need to set Flash directory (autodetection does not always work):
> > - Windows: %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\
> > - Macintosh: ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/
> > - Linux/Unix: ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/
> > Maybe something like that should be integraded into TorButton...
> > However, the question is what about Silverlight and other non-flash
> > plugins...
> > There is also a Windows tool called CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/)...
> > bye, Matej
> The best solution here is not to use non-free software as a general
> rule, and stay the f*** away from non-free software peddled by companies
> that have their software phone home to "192.168.1.2o7.net". IIRC, Gnash,
> the GNU swf decoder/player/interpreter/whatever, does not have these
> flash cookies, and if it did, you could easily disable or find a way to
> purge them.
There is a nice writeup on these cookies and simple (non-firefox/global) protection from such cookies at:
No need to go extreme and lose most functionality by going 10000% free/open software. You simply lose a lot of nice, desireable web functionality if you do. At the end of the above article is a quick write about Gnash, the open/free flashplayer (though lacking a lot of functionality/compatibility) and how it handles flash cookies.
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