Google Web Accelerator: More (Scary) Problems
Some very scary unintended consequences of using Google Web Accelerator have emerged:
- GWA's reliance on caching is already showing serious privacy issues, noteably the caching of private login info. People are finding themselves logged in as someone else on pages that require a login (and probably realizing that others are going to be logged in as them).
- It gets even worse: Various sites are reporting that the "pre-fetching" option basically clicks all links on a page, including ones that say things like, oh, "delete this account."
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