Corpus ID: 15710234

Feasibility and Real-World Implications of Web Browser History Detection

  title={Feasibility and Real-World Implications of Web Browser History Detection},
  author={A. Janc and ukasz Olejnik},
  • A. Janc, ukasz Olejnik
  • Published 2010
  • Browser history detection through the Cascading Style Sheets visited pseudoclass has long been known to the academic security community and browser vendors, but has been largely dismissed as an issue of marginal impact. In this paper we present several crucial real-world considerations of CSS-based history detection to assess the feasibility of conducting such attacks in the wild. We analyze Web browser behavior and detectability of content returned via various protocols and HTTP response codes… CONTINUE READING
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