Vulnerability in the Information Age - What Browsers Reveal

  • Brunna Albuquerque UFPB
  • Carlos Filipe Regis UFPB
  • Josilene Aires Moreira UFPB


The exponential growth in the use of web services and applications has increased the amount of personal information registered on websites and databases worldwide. Consequently, users are more exposed to vulnerability flaws and more subject to the impact of leaking this information. This article investigates how personal information is handled by three popular browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, by analyzing data collected in shared research laboratories. Through the analysis of data stored by browsers on a shared computer laboratory, we found a large number of cookies with important personal information, showing that these browsers can reveal more than the users would like.
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ALBUQUERQUE, Brunna; REGIS, Carlos Filipe; MOREIRA, Josilene Aires. Vulnerability in the Information Age - What Browsers Reveal. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS MULTIMÍDIA E WEB (WEBMEDIA), 20. , 2014, João Pessoa. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2014 . p. 1-4.