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Msn.com Has Web Bug


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#1 iamnottelling

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:27 PM

Ok, so my privacy advisor alerts me that msn.com has a web bug. This not soundign to good to me I looked up. Here is what I found. :thumbsup:

1. What exactly is a Web Bug?
A Web Bug is a graphics on a Web page or in an Email message that is designed to monitor who is reading the Web page or Email message. Web Bugs are often invisible because they are typically only 1-by-1 pixel in size. They are represented as HTML IMG tags. For example, here are two Web Bugs recently found on Quicken's home page (www.quicken.com):

This right? :flowers:

Wait i see I have been redirected by this url in my startapge...
http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?p...&ar=msnhome

Edited by iamnottelling, 26 July 2006 - 08:30 PM.


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#2 yano

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    I can see what you post!


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Posted 27 July 2006 - 01:15 PM

Actually many other analytics sites use these. It gives them statistics as to who visits there website, and it gives them numbers, to know how to send more people to there site to increase revenues.

#3 iamnottelling

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 02:27 PM

Ok, thank you. I am taking it then it's not harmful and my beefed up security is pretty good . LOL. Scared me there. I also saw it in hotmail as well. Thanks a bunch.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:55 PM

Your welcome. However, people who want total privacy, can't expect it on the Internet. Some Internet users are paranoid about such features, which is perfectly normal. Just want to give you the heads up. :thumbsup:




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