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The Privly Project's Glyph

on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 19:31

Often when users are viewing a web page, they will want to know if that content has been added by a Privly extension. To allow users to differentiate Privly and non-Privly content, extensions show a random sequence of colors, a "glyph," that is only displayed when the mouse is over Privly-type content. Often the Privly extension will display additional information next to the glyph like verified identity information, security properties, and more. Keep an eye on the little popup and remember to commit your specific glyph to memory.

The Privly Glyph is the sequence of colors beneath the text.

The tooltip and glyph prevents two types of attacks that