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#31 Torolol

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:07

doubleclick

there also undisclosed deal between doubleclick & Microsoft,
which manifested in 'doubleclick' line removal from host file,
if you're using default configuration of Windows 8's Windows Defender.


#32 cetla

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:09

there also undisclosed deal between doubleclick & Microsoft,
which manifested in 'doubleclick' line removal from host file,
if you're using default configuration of Windows 8's Windows Defender.

really? source please?

#33 Torolol

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:25

the doubleclick line removal are well known
http://hexus.net/tec...k-ads-facebook/

though, why Microsoft do that specificialy for doubleclick?
as doubleclick provides no actual benefits for windows end-users, i can only guess ...

#34 The_Decryptor

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:51

What am I missing? This option has been in normal FF options for as long as I can remember

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Because it's a new setting (It allows 3rd party cookies if the 3rd party is known) and it's now the default setting.

#35 tiagosilva29

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:08

I also have an extension for spoofing/blocking the HTTP "referer" header, since that's very rarely used properly (It's mostly used for tracking purposes and restricting access to links from certain domains and such)

network.http.sendRefererHeader

#36 The_Decryptor

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:16

The extension most likely makes use of that to some extent, but the main benefit is the ability to spoof it (My current setup is to block the referer only if it's a 3rd party request, and send a fake referer to some sites that depend on it to work)

Edit: "The extension", not sure why I'm acting like it's a secret or something. It's called RefControl.

#37 n_K

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:26

I also have an extension for spoofing/blocking the HTTP "referer" header, since that's very rarely used properly (It's mostly used for tracking purposes and restricting access to links from certain domains and such)

Just noticed this, whilst it is rarely used, you will break functionality on some higher-security websites that check the referrer to see if you've submitted something from that site or if someones used a redirect to send you there (such as making a payment, etc.)