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  • Kaspersky antivirus places a unique identifier on every website you visit

    Posted on August 16th, 2019 at 15:51 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I still swear by Microsoft Defender.

    Dan Goodin at Ars Technica has the story:

    For almost four years, AV products from Kaspersky Lab injected a unique identifier into the HTML of every website a user visited, making it possible for sites to identify people even when using incognito mode or when they switched between Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

    The JavaScript… was designed to, among other things, present a green icon that corresponded to safe links returned in search results.

    Looks like Kaspersky ended its wayward ways in a June update. Four years later.