Theres no real danger in a cookie. They can't be executed unless you've already got other major security issues. So unless you're one of those paranoid people who wouldn't give their neighbor their phone number, there's nothing to fear from a
cookie, just like there's nothing to fear from a dead snake.
On a related note, I've always thought it funny how people are afraid they'll get a virus from a jpg (an image editor won't try executing images, and if Windows tried, it'd tell ya "This is not a valid Win32 application"). What they aren't realizing is it's
a fear of being fooled into thinking it's a jpg when there's actually a hidden .exe on there. That possibility for exploit is another motivation for my
suggestion to not hide extensions by default when the next installment of Windows finally horns its way into the market.
Yes, I agree! I always laugh when someone says they got a virus from a DVD, or when someone tells me they got a virus from a Halo map file
And about the cookies: He said "Most cookies do not contain any personal information". My sole argument was that they do contain personal information (their purpose). While it may not be identifiable to you (i.e. social security number) it is at least identifiable
to your preferences or what have you. I think he should me a bit clearer on exactly what he means by "personal information". Do you mean your birthday, or your driver's license number?
Kybo: wrong. Cookies don't store personal information at all.
This information may not be identifiable to you (i.e. where you live, your birth name, etc.), but I consider any information about you personally identifiable.
Most cookies do not contain any personal information and are not nearly the privacy risk that many people believe.
This what I do not agree with: I marked false, because the entire point of cookies is TO STORE PERSONAL INFORMATION! This is a trick question, because The answer is false to the first question, but true for the second question!