Posts Tagged ‘links’

When Sharing Google Links, Make Sure you Check the URL for Leaks First

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

It turns out that those long-tail format URLs can leak information about your browser and searching habits …

Have you ever shared links to Google Search results before? If you have, you may have noticed that the url pointing to the search results page contains several other parameters besides the search string. While the search string is a given, since it indicates the page you want to share, all remaining parameters are not. In fact, none of the parameters is required to open the page.