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Week in Geek: The Zombie Cookie Edition

This week we learned how to automatically lock a computer when away from it, use an iPhone or iPod Touch to remotely control a PC, customize the title bar and other system fonts in Windows 7, using Internet Explorer 9 with Windows Vista, calculate simple math quickly in OneNote, and more.


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The Geek Note

That is all for this week’s batch of geeky goodness, so take some time to get outside and have fun today if you can! Have a YouTube account? Then make sure to subscribe to the official How-To Geek YouTube Channel here. And if you know about a great new app or hack send it in to us at


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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/26/10

Comments (2)

  1. onedeafeye

    I tried the zombie cookie. I have Vista SP2, 64-bit, with Firefox 3.6.10 installed and Better Privacy add-on. Closed the browser after setting the cookie, ran CCleaner, went back to the zombie cookie page, and it couldn’t find anything.

  2. Nathaniel Heintz

    Was playing with the evercookie code today, discovered a flaw (already notified the developer), and managed to clear the data really easily. Simply clear firefox’s history (recent history will do if you just visited for the first time), ensuring cookies are deleted and then hit up to clear the lsoData (Flash player data storage) before refreshing — and then refresh the page. This will set the best value to blank (as in an empty value). Which will, of course, clear any actual data (this is the flaw mentioned earlier).

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