Author Topic: "evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"  (Read 5097 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline logos

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 9441
"evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"
« on: September 22, 2010, 06:56:00 PM »
the link was posted on a Linux forum http://samy.pl/evercookie/

 ...and I posted about it on Informaction forums (NoScript), waiting for feedback. Any comment appreciated, as long as it's relevant, i.e., "pseudo-expert analysis" unwanted, thanks.
w7 - ais7

Offline logos

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 9441
Re: "evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 01:09:25 PM »
interesting thread here:
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=29862&st=0

bleachbeat might have the solution, to be verified:
http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/

see the beta version here that takes care of evercookies:
http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/news/test-bleachbit-081-beta
« Last Edit: October 02, 2010, 01:16:05 PM by Logos »
w7 - ais7

Offline YoKenny

  • Serious Graphoman
  • **
  • Posts: 8784
Re: "evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 01:25:49 PM »
Interesting response by nikki605
Quote
I have used the mvps HOSTS file for quite a while, so I decided to ask them about these cookies. Here is their reply:
 
"EverCookies" are a type of Cookie not an entry ... yes
 the majority of 3rd party Cookies are blocked in the HOSTS
 file ... however you still need to reset your Cookie settings.
 
You can address this problem by following these instructions:
 
Blocking Unwanted Cookies with Internet Explorer

http://www.mvps.org/...002/cookies.htm
 
Mike Burgess
 Microsoft MVP - Consumer Security
 "There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=29862&st=20&p=178641&#entry178641

That's one of the reasons I use hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS files.
E5200 2.5GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, avast! V9.0 Free, IE10
P4 2.8GHZ, 1.5GB RAM, 40GB HD, XP Pro SP3 32bit, avast! V9.0 Free, Google Chrome
with hpHosts, MVPS HOSTS files, SpeedFan, WinPatrol PLUS

Offline Tarq57

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3695
  • If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
Re: "evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 01:33:26 PM »
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

Offline logos

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 9441
Re: "evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 01:58:20 PM »
This works for me https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623/

thanks for the heads up, tried this extension a while ago. Might give it a new shot.
w7 - ais7

Offline logos

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 9441
Re: "evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 02:18:49 PM »
okay, I just gave it a shot with CCleaner >>> running CC when the browser is closed gets rid of everything, including the "evercookie" thing. At the opposite, only relying on FF4 self cleaning feature is not enough.
w7 - ais7

Offline Marc57

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1944
  • KISS Rules The World!!!
    • KISS Army
You Wanted the Best You Got the Best the Hottest Band in the World KISS!!!

Offline logos

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 9441
w7 - ais7

Offline Darth.Mikey

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1586
  • You are unwise to lower your defenses!
Re: "evercookie" or "extremely persistent cookie"
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2010, 03:16:13 PM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=64266.0

Except that this thread that Logos made is older don't you agree ? Now we have 2 threads about this instead of just one. If the mods here would do their job properly like they should be doing it, they would just delete the other one and move the posts into this one. Of course they don't care about that, not in the slightest. Let's just let the forum run itself is the philosophy here. Good and competent moderating is not how i would describe the moderating on this forum. They are either not here or they just don't care.