Researchers Reveal New Ways to Bypass Browser Tracker Protectors and Ad Blockers

Researchers Reveal New Ways to Bypass Browser Tracker Protectors and Ad Blockers

Academics from the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven) revealed this week a number of ways how browser security, ad blockers and anti-tracking extensions can potentially be bypassed.

Using a custom framework that allowed them to test cookie-based anti-tracking features in seven browsers, 31 ad blocker extensions, and 15 anti-tracking extensions, the researchers said that they found at least one technique that can bypass their defenses.

The team added that the bypass techniques seem to be new as they have not seen any other website using them. They also informed various browser vendors of their findings and presented their work at the 27th Usenix Security Symposium which was held in Baltimore this week.  

Source: Bleeping Computer

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