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Abusing HTML 5 Structured Client-Side Storage

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Executive Summary

Client-side storage is at the heart of modern web technologies and it is very important for many web developers. Currently most common browsers use different techniques to store data in the client is machine and, surely, the most famous, old and simple way to do this are HTTP cookies. Although sometimes browser specific or plug-in dependent, other techniques have been developed during the years in order to supply the structural limitation of HTTP cookies. Most common examples are: user Data, used only by Internet Explorer 5.5 and later ; Local Shared Object, used by the browser plug-in Adobe Flash Player 6 and later; Google Gears, a plug-in for Firefox and Internet Explorer;

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