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Can Firefox block " ieSnare " from installing flash cookies?

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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...

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...

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Hi again,

I think these resources would be useful: Flash Cookie

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Crash ID

12afc974-8047-4dc8-ad68-f8ff12120128

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
  • mplayerplug-in 3.45Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
  • Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_10

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.4) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4

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Vivek 289 solutions 2084 answers

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Hi,

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.

Hi, 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'''.

Question owner

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"?

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"?
Vivek 289 solutions 2084 answers

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Hi again,

I think these resources would be useful: Flash Cookie

Site Referrer Details

Hi again, I think these resources would be useful: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_flash#Local_Shared_Objects_.28.E2.80.9CFlash_cookies.E2.80.9D.29 Flash Cookie] [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer#Details Site Referrer Details]

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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*?

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*?
Vivek 289 solutions 2084 answers

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.

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.