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Handbook of Research on Securing Cloud-Based Databases with Biometric Applications
Cookies are generally small text files which are generally stored in the directory of web browser. These are generally produced on the web server side whenever a user browses a particular website. The web site uses them in order to verify the identity of the web user, keeps track of movements of the user within the website etc.
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BDS: Browser Dependent XSS Sanitizer
Shashank Gupta (National Institute of Technology Kurukshtra, India) and B. B. Gupta (National Institute of Technology Kurukshtra, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6559-0.ch008
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack is a vulnerability on the client-side browser that is caused by the improper sanitization of the user input embedded in the Web pages. Researchers in the past had proposed various types of defensive strategies, vulnerability scanners, etc., but still XSS flaws remains in the Web applications due to inadequate understanding and implementation of various defensive tools and strategies. Therefore, in this chapter, the authors propose a security model called Browser Dependent XSS Sanitizer (BDS) on the client-side Web browser for eliminating the effect of XSS vulnerability. Various earlier client-side solutions degrade the performance on the Web browser side. But in this chapter, the authors use a three-step approach to bypass the XSS attack without degrading much of the user's Web browsing experience. While auditing the experiments, this approach is capable of preventing the XSS attacks on various modern Web browsers.
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Technoethics in Schools
A message given to a Web browser by a Web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized Web pages for them. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your Web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same Web site, your browser will send the cookie to the Web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom Web pages. So, for example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page you might see a welcome page with your name on it.
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Future Challenges of Marketing Online-to-Offline (O2O)
Within the framework of the HTTP communication protocol used on the Internet, it is a small computer file or data packet sent by an website to the user's browser when the user visits the website.
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They Know What You Will Do Next Click
The cookie is a text string sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing.
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Internet Privacy
Small text files that are placed on a user’s web browser as they visit a website.
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Uses, Limitations, and Trends in Web Analytics
(HTTP cookies or Web cookies): Parcels of text left by a Website on the computer user’s hard disk drive; these data are then accessed by the Website’s computer server each time the user re-visits the Website. Cookies are used to authenticate, track, and maintain specific information about users, such as site preferences and the contents of their electronic shopping carts.
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Bits or pieces of information stored on a user’s hard drive that are used to help Web sites better cater to the interests of the Web surfer. The information is embedded in the HTML is stored as a text string and is sent between the Web servers and the users computer. Cookies are not typically harmful but allow the company’s server to recollect customized information to better serve and improve the experience of the client.
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E-Technology Challenges to Information Privacy
Text files created by a Web server and stored on a user’s hard disk that contain data about which Web sites have been visited.
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Curation of Your Online Persona Through Self-Care and Responsible Citizenship: Participatory Digital Citizenship for Secondary Education
A website’s cookie is a data file that is stored on your computer to remember your interactions such as login credentials or browsing history. Some cookies provide security and persistence for stable connections and commerce.
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