[clug] Dangerous Dave's talk

Luke Mewburn luke at mewburn.net
Sun Mar 1 00:36:28 MST 2015

On Sun, Mar 01, 2015 at 08:01:46AM +0100, Owen Cook wrote:
  | To date I have done my banking etc through a different user with minimum access. I use Firefox and check cookies.
  | So lets try a VM, in this case SUSE-13.2. I start up Firefox, go to my bank, and check the cookies.
  | The bank cookies are there, but so are those from Google and another from server.lon.liveperson.com. I delete those cookies, Google's reappears in a second or so, and the live person one comes back intermittently. There is also one there from doubleclick as well. None of these are in the non VM system.
  | So I have a mystery. why would Firefox in a SUSE-13.2 VM fetch more cookies than the Firefox as another user in Ubuntu.
  | Any suggestions welcome

Do you run the FireFox addons: NoScript, RequestPolicy ?
I do.
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