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Re: Evil Cookies.
From: bugtraq () URSINE COM (Michael Bryan)
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 22:30:39 -0800


On 2/8/00 at 4:24 PM Ari Gordon-Schlosberg wrote:

[Dylan Griffiths <Dylan_G () BIGFOOT COM>]

A better solution would be explicit (ie: finer grained) control of cookies.
Not as finely grained as the prompt option of Lynx, but more specific than
the current Netscape settings.

Actually, this is implemented in a rudimentary way in IE 5.x, with their
"zones" of security.  If you're interested, take a look at Mozilla's M13
milestone release.  It allows fine-grained control of cookiees, with its
"Never Accept Cookiees" domain/site list.  It also gives the user an
intuitive interface to actually browse their cookiees.  (Look in the Wallet
section).

A cool shareware tool called "Cookie Pal" (http://www.kburra.com/cpal.html)
gives you all sorts of excellent control over cookies, and works with several
browsers.  Its biggest downside is that it's for Windows only.  I highly
recommend checking it out if you're looking for better cookie management.


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Michael Bryan
bugtraq () ursine com



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