[linux-elitists] Browser fingerprinting

Raistlin Majere raistlin at majere.net
Sun Oct 6 16:17:33 PDT 2013


64 bits Fedora 19

Raistlin Majere
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On 10/06/2013 06:12 PM, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Raistlin Majere quotation of Sun, Oct 06, 2013 at 03:54:33PM -0400:
> 
>> I was rather surprised that it also indicated that mine was unique ..
>> I simply run Firefox 24 on Linux, with no scripts and cookies turned
>> off .. I would have thought that to be relatively common among
>> security conscience Linux folks.
> 
> 32-bit or 64-bit Linux?  The user agent string in
> Firefox for Linux is a monstrosity that only a build
> and release nerd could love.
> 
>   https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Gecko_user_agent_string_reference#Linux
> 
> (Besides, you're probably the one Linux user who
> _doesn't_ tweak out your browser, so you're as
> recognizable as a sheep to the shepherd, just like
> the rest of us.)
> 


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