Referer leakage

Referer leakage is a leak confidential data to third-party resources via HTTP header Referer.

When we use web browser, it automatically sends an HTTP Referer header with each request whose value is the address of the page from which the transition was made. For example, when we navigate from en.wikipedia.org to twitter.com, web browser automatically sends a string in the HTTP request Referer: https://en.wikipedia.org/

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