karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,
karl_lembke
karl_lembke

Just when you thought it was safe...

...to put stuff in your clipboard...

A little known secret about Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser is the long-standing feature that lets Web sites silently read data stored in the Windows "clipboard" -- the storage space that serves as a semi-temporary repository for any text the user has recently cut-and-pasted or copied in virtually any Windows program.

Apparently, Microsoft has finally changed that feature with IE 7. The newest version of the browser throws up a prompt asking users whether they really want to share the contents of their clipboard (should they stumble upon a site that tries to filch it).
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Or, you could use Firefox or Opera, which never shared the clipboard file with websites.
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