There may be a problem with Centaury browser.

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by trimis, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. trimis

    trimis

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    I recently noticed that every time I do a Google search with Centaury, I get something like this:
    http://www.google.com/#spf=1605563882969
    ....each time I go to Google the last six numbers change.

    With Mypal and Firefox the address is this:
    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl (Mypal)
    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl (Firefox)
    ....and remains consistent each time I go to Google.

    A brief search turned up these links:
    https://support.google.com/a/answer/33786?hl=en
    https://support.google.com/a/answer/35232
    https://support.google.com/a/answer/48323
    https://docs.mailshake.com/article/221-dns-record-google

    The thing is I never signed up for a domain account, or set up SPF, so unless this is something my ISP has done, it looks pretty dang shady to me, and I suspect the above links are not telling the whole story. I suspect this could be another way for Google to link searches to IP address. Either way, it seems to be tied exclusively to Centaury, as the #spf= is MIA in Mypal & Firefox.
     
    trimis, Nov 16, 2020
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