31st May, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu
Some of the recent additions to the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) web standard are so powerful that a security researcher has abused them to deanonymize visitors to a demo site and reveal their Facebook usernames, avatars, and if they liked a particular web page of Facebook.
Information leaked via this attack could aid some advertisers link IP addresses or advertising profiles to real-life persons, posing a serious threat to a user’s online privacy.
The leak isn’t specific to Facebook but affects all sites which allow their content to be embedded on other web pages via iframes.
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