via Cory Doctorow, comes this fascinating stoy of academicians exercising superlative research and detection skills in the effort to understand - in excrutiatingly intense detail - the true nature of cookie policies, in this case third-party cookie polices.
Entitled Who Left Open the Cookie Jar? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Third-Party Cookie Policies (PDF) (and of course, the researchers'documentation targeting the trove of discovered exploits) are all at your disposal to assit and perhaps discover other flaws in the browsers under scrutiny,
The creator/academians at the root of this ooutstanding comprehensive work - Gertjan Franken, Tom Van Goethem and Wouter Joosen all are Researchers at Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium were awarded the Distinguished Paper prize at this summers' Usenix Security Conference. Also covered in Academics Discover New Bypasses for Browser Tracking Protections and Ad Blockers by Catalin Cimpanu at Bleeping Computer. Both are today's Must Read!
Behold: A well crafted white paper, targeting security related white papers, that is apparently a blog post, and most importantly, dripping with the sweet, sweet wine of security sarcasm. Today's Must Read!
"One of the vulnerabilities uncovered by security researcher Ryan Stevenson centered on an in-home authentication portal that lets customers pay bills without signing in with their credentials." via Jeff Baumgartner, writing at Light Reading