As if online advertisers weren’t tracking users’ activity enough, we now have another online tracking tool to worry about – the supercookie. Unlike a regular browser cookie, which collects a user’s browsing history, giving websites and advertisers a way to see what a web user has been doing online (but also gives you the benefit of not having to keep logging into the same site over and over again every time you navigate to a different website), this new form of cookie collects all the information secretly, and also unlike a regular cookie, is much harder to locate and delete.

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facebook-twitter Due to the popularity of sites like Twitter and Facebook and their huge number of users, they have become some of the top targets for hackers and spammers. Once these hackers  get you to click on their links they can pretty much extract anything they want from your computer ranging from your identity to all access and controls.

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