Tuesday, August 3, 2010
A program on your computer called Adobe Flash is collecting all your computer actions in files that are hidden from you, outside of your browser, and selling this info. It can track your keystrokes, what you look at online, health sites you visit, etc. Essentially, it can watch anything you do.
The Wall St. Journal has written about this the past two days.
Notably, this is not normal cookies. This is 'Flash' cookies. It's virus like in that it regenerates on its own if you just choose to delete cookies.
To remove these tracking files, I went to this link:
Instructions on what to do on this Adobe page above are listed here: