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cyberwoozling

According to Content Technologies (formerly called Integralis), makers of MIMEsweeper, cyberwoozling is the practice of gathering data from a Web user's PC when the user visits a Web site. Cyberwoozles, along with virus es, junk e-mail ( spam ), and inappropriate content are among the threats seen as requiring measures to ensure content security . While Integralis doesn't clearly spell out exactly how cyberwoozling would work, it does describe cyberwoozles as "a combination of cookie and browser -side add-in code" (meaning code sent to the user's PC rather than run at the Web site).

Among other uses, cookies allow a Web site to put a small file on the user's own hard disk (within the browser directory structure) that allows the Web site to remember information about the user - for example, when the user last visited the site. Although cookies are commonly used on the Web and most users accept their use, some corporations might prefer not to allow them. MIMEsweeper can screen for cookies and allow or disallow them, depending on a company's wishes.

Browser-side code, such as Java applet , another commonly used Web device, could conceivably contain code designed to return information to the Web server that sent it. Again, MIMEsweeper can detect such code and handle it based on a company's instructions.

MIMEsweeper derives its name from the header that is included in e-mail and Web messages.

This was last updated in September 2005

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