Questions tagged [fingerprinting]

A browser fingerprint comprises information obtained about a browser during normal use. Fingerprints can fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are turned off.

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What are these packets sent from my Tor client at irregular intervals during a download?

I am comparing two traffic instances using Wireshark: one using Tor and the other not using Tor. In both instances, the user requests the HTML document of a web page. In both instances I first ...
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Is it possible to get some fingerprinting protection features of TBB in regular Firefox for non-Tor browsing?

I'd like to prevent Firefox from reading canvas, for example. As far as I understand, this is functionality of Tor Button extension which is part of Tor Browser Bundle, but it implies using Tor. What ...
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Possible fingerprinting for tiling window managers

Could tiling window managers fingerprint users and render letter-boxing useless? Tiling WM change and resize windows suddenly and move them around in a grid. The resize behavior is different than the ...
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What could be the cause for strange size(s) of TorBrowser window?

I tested my TorBrowser with websites like panopticlick. Then downloaded and installed a 2nd TorBrowser to test against. a) the window size is supposed to be a multiple of 100. but I get slightly ...
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Tor fonts not displayed in Panopticlick

Panopticlick detects no fonts on my Tor browser. The standard should be Wingdings2 and Wingdings3. I have disabled incognito mode and added Self-destructing cookies, uBlock Origin and changed the ...
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Tor mobile browesr fingerprint

The desktop version of Tor is always preferred over the mobile version. Question: what does mobile app Tor leak about the user that the desktop doesn't leak? For example, one thing I noticed is lack ...
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Torben attack mitigation and prevention

The full name of the research paper is "Torben: A Practical Side-Channel Attack for Deanonymizing Tor Communication". Link This is subtype of website fingerprinting attack that uses traffic ...
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Tor Browser Bundle failing userAgent spoofing

Using Tor Browser Bundle, I noticed the latest versions I have (9x) did not show user agent in the general.userAgent.override entry in about:config. The browser was downloaded from the Tor Project and ...
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How does Tor protects from the list of Digital Finger Print

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 ...
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Can't find the Tails subkey!

I know I've seen it somewhere but now I can't find it. Why aren't the subkeys displayed on the same page as the primary key here???: https://tails.boum.org/doc/get/trusting_tails_signing_key/index.en....
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