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Re^2: Picture on the page (img)

by tye (Sage)
on Aug 14, 2003 at 06:17 UTC ( [id://283769]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Picture on the page
in thread Picture on the page

I don't really want people putting web bugs in their signatures so that they can track my IP address every time one of their nodes is displayed. If you don't think this would happen, then you haven't paid very close attention to lots of home nodes.

Allowing <img ...> tags also opens up worse cross-site security holes (and, no, I don't feel like giving a tutorial on how to write these, so please rant at me about "security through obscurity" now).

                - tye

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Re: Re^2: Picture on the page (img)
by CountZero (Bishop) on Aug 17, 2003 at 19:35 UTC

    Would there really be people sick enough to track your IP? Sort of saying "Hey guys, look tye is now at his friend's place and not at home!" and keep a statistic of it?

    Thank the Gods I have a dynamic IP (and three firewalls) ;-)

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

      Not quite what web bugs do. For more information take a look at the EFF's Web Bug info page. And as usual more can be found using Google.

      HTH
      Daeve

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