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I have heard that Tor protects users from sites that try to fingerprint browsing history with its integration of NoScript. But it's not completely secure as some researchers claims.

Does Tor really protects over these list of Fingerprint Vectors. They are as follows

1. User Agent(User-Agent header)
2. Screen resolution (screen.height, screen.width) 
3. Window size (window.height, window.width) 
4. Pixel density (screen.pixelDepth)
5. Color depth (screen.colorDepth)
6. Timezone ((new Date()).getTimezoneOffset())
7. plugins installed
8. fonts installed
9. navigator.platform
10. Flash/Java version from JavaScript
11. webgl (graphics hardware & driver version)
12. canvas
13. Media devices (navigator.mediaDevices.enumerateDevices())
14. Language
15. session storage supported
16. local storage supported
17. codecs
18. DRM
19. DNT enabled
20. indexDB supported

Do we need to install any other plugin/addons in order to encounter above lists. Apart from Tor browser, in case with any other normal browser how should we need to prevent them?

Could someone can explain in brief regarding how does tor protects with regarding to the above list of Fingerprint vectors? In case if not what must be the necessary configurations needs to be applied to make it completely secure?

  • You can never make it “completely secure”. The Tor Browser team tries to prevent fingerprinting as much as they can without ruining the user experience, but browser fingerprinting is still an active area of research. Disabling JavaScript should help. I don’t know how well the Tor Browser deals with all of those in your list. If you want to have some idea about how your browser compares to other users, checkout EFF’s panopticlick if you haven’t already: panopticlick.eff.org – Steve Apr 1 at 2:21
  • @Steve Ya have checked in the past the results were: PanopticlickYes! You have strong protection against Web tracking. Amiunique Almost! (You can most certainly be tracked.), browserplugs and Fingerprint – Nishanth ॐ Apr 1 at 6:28

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