Posts Tagged ‘Fingerprinting’

Firefox Fingerprinting Using Intermediate CA Caching

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Fortunately, the article also describes an easy way to fix this problem …

New browser capabilities and features are designed to improve the user experience or compatibility with technologies. Sometimes, these features may also be used for shady activities such as user tracking. One of the latest of these activities can be used to fingerprint Firefox users using intermediate CA caching.

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Researchers Develop Cross-Browser Fingerprinting Technique

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

So you thought you could fool the snoops by switching browsers from time to time? Think again.

Researchers have developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique that uses operating system and hardware level features. Fingerprinting has been limited for the most part to individual web browsers in the past. If a user switched browsers regularly, fingerprinting could not be used to link the user to these browsers.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08 Ships with Fingerprinting Detection and More

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

In addition to fingerprinting detection, the new version of Malwarebytes also supports Microsoft Edge now.

Malwarebytes, makers of the popular Anti-Malware application for the Windows operating system, has just released a new version of Anti-Exploit. Anti-Exploit is a security program for Windows that detects and blocks some types of exploits that canĀ  cause great harm on unprotected systems.

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Pale Moon 25.6 Ships with Anti-Fingerprinting Option

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Fingerprinting isn’t exactly a security threat, but it is an intrusion on one’s privacy … and those targeted ads can be pretty annoying sometimes.

We talked about a fingerprinting technique using Canvas before and explained how companies make use of the feature supported by all modern web browsers to track users across the Internet. We also told you how to block Canvas fingerprinting in Firefox and Chrome.

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At Least 1% of the Top 10000 Websites Use Fingerprinting to Track Users

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

One percent isn’t so bad … but as browsers get better and better at discouraging other tracking methods, count on that one percent to grow ..

Computer users are exposed to a variety of tracking technologies when they browse the Internet. From traditional third party tracking cookies to local storage, Flash cookies and fingerprinting. Companies that develop browsers aim to reduce the tracking their users are exposed to on the Internet, for instance by implementing Do Not Track options or changing the way third party cookies are handled.

While that takes care of some forms of tracking, it does not touch others.

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