Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday August 18, 2011

Latest in Web Tracking: Stealthy 'Supercookies'

Mmmmm, supercookies. big grin

The new techniques, which are legal, reach beyond the traditional "cookie," a small file that websites routinely install on users' computers to help track their activities online. Hulu and MSN were installing files known as "supercookies," which are capable of re-creating users' profiles after people deleted regular cookies, according to researchers at Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley.