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Google has restored its "personalized" search suggestions after purging the tool of a critical vulnerability that allowed attackers to steal a user's web history. Personalized search suggestions were disabled on March 1, and they didn't return until April 20. Ordinarily, Google adds these personalized keyword suggestions to its …

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@"if you've turned on Google Web History"

I assume this Web History option is on by default then? :(

Well it would be, if I wasn't using NoScript ;)

(When I temporarily allow Google home page in NoScript, I get the list of search suggestions as I type, but then I don't enable it most of the time).

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shut up already

yes, yes, yes, we all know about no-script etc.

do you fanbois really have to post the same stupid smug comments over and over again?

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Stanford Safe Cache and Stanford Safe History

Seemed like some exploit proof of concept similar to this was discussed on /. awhile back that it was bypassing even the mighty NoScript. even with java and javascript turned off! -IIRC

I could be wrong. My memory sucks.

At the time suggestions were made to use the following firefox extensions which seemed to block it.

Stanford SafeHistory

Stanford SafeCache

http://www.safehistory.com

http://www.safecache.com

I can tell you right now your going to have to open them up and edit them a bit to get them to install on the latest firefox they might not even work at all, I use them on an older portable Firefox

Proceed with caution

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