[linux-elitists] Browser fingerprinting

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Mon Oct 7 14:43:22 PDT 2013


Hmmm.... closed tab and came back with scripts disabled and ...

"Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 3,461,514
tested so far.
... Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that
conveys at least 21.72 bits of identifying information."

I think it thinks it uniquely identified me again, but since the
cookies self-destructed, I'm a different unique.  Or am I interpreting
that wrong?

Tony



On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Tony Godshall <togo at of.net> wrote:
> I'm getting...
>
> "Within our dataset of several million visitors, only one in 56,746
> browsers have the same fingerprint as yours.  ... Currently, we
> estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys 15.79 bits
> of identifying information."
>
> Firefox 24, noscript, self-destructing cookies
>
> Turning on scripts for eff.org, I'm much more identifiyable
>
> "Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 3,461,492
> tested so far. ... Currently, we estimate that your browser has a
> fingerprint that conveys at least 21.72 bits of identifying
> information."
>
> Of course, who's taking this test?  People like us.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 4:40 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> ----- Forwarded message from Stephan Neuhaus <stephan.neuhaus at tik.ee.ethz.ch> -----
>>
>> Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:20:09 +0200
>> From: Stephan Neuhaus <stephan.neuhaus at tik.ee.ethz.ch>
>> To: coderman <coderman at gmail.com>, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>
>> CC: Cypherpunks list <cypherpunks at al-qaeda.net>, zs-p2p at zerostate.is, info at postbiota.org
>> Subject: Re: [linux-elitists] Browser fingerprinting
>> Message-ID: <525298E9.3070209 at tik.ee.ethz.ch>
>> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.0
>>
>> On 10/07/2013 09:09 AM, coderman wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 11:07 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> Who's got a browser that comes up reasonably generic
>>>> on Panopticlick, and what did you do?
>>
>> Firefox with NoScript and Ghostery.  About 10 bits of entropy. Not
>> perfect, but not bad either.
>>
>> Stephan
>>
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