Ubuntu and flash cookies
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Fri Oct 1 08:15:32 UTC 2010
On 01/10/2010 16:01, Doug wrote:
> On 09/30/2010 11:00 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 01/10/2010 01:52, Adam Funk wrote:
>>> On 2010-09-30, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>>>> Here's a news article about flash cookies:
>>>> Does anyone have knowledge of them and whether they affect ubuntu or
>>>> Linux browsers/software in general?
>>> They do. I installed the BetterPrivacy add-on in Firefox and
>>> discovered I had flash cookies going back well over a year. I now
>>> have it set to delete them after 90 minutes and when I close Firefox.
>> Thanks for this - didn't know about this Addon. Now installed - and
>> these cookies now won't last 2 seconds on this computer.
> I went to the netticat...website and snapped on the blue gadget at the
> top of
> the page (this was in Windows) and nothing happened. I went to the Wiki
> page and found a link for windows and snapped on it and was able to install.
> However, the page has downloads for windows and mac os-X, but nothing
> for Linux.
> I went to the main page in Linux and snapped on the blue gadget and again
> nothing happened. How did you d/l this for Linux? I'd like to put this in
> PcLinuxOs, Ubuntu, and Debian. (PCLO is a KDE distro, the other two are
> Gnome, if it matters.)
> Tried to get file with apt-get install. System said it was doing something
> about dependencies (I forget the wording) and then said it couldn't find
> BetterPrivacy. (PcLOs.)
> Please bear in mind that I'm a tyro with file management, etc. in Linux.
> If it doesn't show in Synaptic, or the file-getters in Debian or Ubuntu,
> I usually can't get the file!
Well, I did nothing special except to do what FF "told" me to do.
I clicked on Tools/Addons/Get Addons/Browse All Addons then searched for
the addon. Clicked on the Add to Firefox...and installed it.
Nothing really mind-boggling.
The only thing I had to do is to restart FF, as the answer to the
question after the addon is installed, and then configure the addon.
I don't know why you had to got to (?)netticat to do any of this.
Your Firefox should automatically select the correct version to install
when you go to Tools/Addons/Get Addons etc.
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