Privacy and buying on the web

  penholder 22:12 13 Nov 2004

Just logged on to a site to purchase an item. Clicked on the BUY button and the next screen showed a form with my name, postal address and email address inserted yet I'd not knowingly given my details to the site.
How can this happen?
How can I prevent it?
Is there a link between the fact that I'm using yahoo and the site was click here

  Sir Radfordin 00:10 14 Nov 2004

If you were already logged into the Yahoo portal then it is likely the data was transfered that way. If you had previously visited the site you may have a cookie on your computer with the data stored though this is unlikey.

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