Google Chrome to Boost User Privacy by Improving Cookies Handling Procedure

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    Google engineers plan to improve user privacy and security by putting a short lifespan on cookies delivered via HTTP connections.

    Google hopes that the move will force website developers and advertisers to send cookies via HTTPS, which "provides significant confidentiality protections against [pervasive monitoring] attacks."

    Sending cookies via plaintext HTTP is considered both a user privacy and security risk, as these cookies could be intercepted and even modified by an attacker.

    Banning the sending of cookies via HTTP is not yet an option, so Chrome engineers hope that by limiting a cookie's lifespan, they would prevent huge troves of user data from gathering inside cookies, or advertisers using the same cookie to track users across different sites.

    Full Article: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...vacy-by-improving-cookies-handling-procedure/
     
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