Tracking Users

  • John Aycock
Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 50)


Spyware and adware may track data related to individual users in order to construct a profile of each user. A user’s profile may then be used to target advertising to that particular user, for example. Perhaps the most prominent user tracking mechanism is the use of so-called cookies. This is the topic of the next section, which examines how cookies and other sources of data can be used to profile users.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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