Can Firefox block " ieSnare " from installing flash cookies?
ieSnare is a "protection system" used by certain websites (often gambling) which installs a *.sol file (flash cookie) into a file system, supposedly indicating a fraudulent machine. This may then be read by other sites using ieSnare, who often just shut down Firefox when encountering it. It's possible to find and delete *.sol files, but they are quickly reinstalled when an ieSnare site is entered. BTW - I'm not a fraudulent operator...
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
- Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_10
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4
Not sure about Flash 10, but if you update to the latest Adobe Flash, a new Flash Player settings panel would be installed in the system. You may find it under Preferences or System. In it, click Storage > Local Storage Settings by Site, Add the site and Block.
Thank you Wilfred. Your solution makes sense, however I have yet to prove it. My attempt to block local storage for Flash1o failed, as you expected. Will update and try again. Just to help my incomplete understanding: It *is* *Adobe* Flash on the web site which calls mpsnare.iesnare? Does it then act on information it finds on *my* machine in real time, stored info re *my* machine on the DRA database, or info re the Web site I'm attempting to reach from the site running the "snare"?
You deserve *2* solutions for your replies, but I couldn't find an easy immediate way to accomplish it; is it possible that if you answer this, you'll deserve a *third*?
Glad I could help you and I'm sure there may be more better answers. You can always click Helpful/Not Helpful against an answer that helps the most.