What is this access Opera makes?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Jul 31 18:58:26 EST 2002

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Matthew Hawkins wrote:

> It's a gif89a image, with the info "I was a banner"

> Since it's a 4x4 image, I suspect it's not one of the required advert
> downloads (for the no-cost version of Opera), probably one of those
> spyware web trackers.

Yeah, I think they're called web bugs. They can be used to track the
movement of you browsing the site (and possibly between sites). I don't
know how well they work via proxies though.



Michael Still (mikal at stillhq.com)     UMT+10hrs

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