track a browser from its fingerprint - Security & Cryptography

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Hello *nixer,
Nowadays it's easy to track whatever you do online without having to know your ip address nor your name.
The little plugins you carry inside your browser can tell anyone with a little bit of power who you really are.
Here's a little example of how effective it is:

How to counter this:
1) Don't visit sites that are weirds
2) Use an updated browser. Not necessarly ff or opera or chrome or ie, there's other alternatives.
3) If you are on FF you can use those: ghostery, firegloves, adblock, UAcontrol,... Otherwise, don't visit website with funky js.
4) Clear your cookies and cache.
5) Be afraid of those websites that allow mutliple apps to be install and play on the same root url because they can bypass this (ex:facebook,twitter...):
6) Don't be dumb.
Nice Thread Venam,

Quote:Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 2,737,660 tested so far.

Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys at least 21.38 bits of identifying information.

The measurements we used to obtain this result are listed below. You can read more about our methodology, statistical results, and some defenses against fingerprinting in this article.

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Browser >> (DWB) :D
There are a lot more then user-agent that you can easily harvest from the users.
Long time nixers
(27-02-2013, 06:54 PM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(26-02-2013, 04:51 AM)venam Wrote: 6) Don't be dumb.

Best advice.

That #6 rule is the one I seem to have the most trouble with.

That said, This is very interesting. Thanks venam!
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Interesting thread... Thanks

Ps. rule #6 is the best advice ever :P
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It's been a month of self imposed exile to various linux distros...
This fresh FreeBSD system is noticeably faster...

Why did I even fool with those linux systems?