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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How can I check if a Firefox plugin is a deanonymization threat?

There are many useful Firefox plugins and extensions that are compatible with the Tor Browser Bundle - how do I know which ones are safe to install without compromising my Tor anonymization?
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How to use a common screen size?

Using the Tor Browser, one thing I've noticed while looking at the EFF's Panopticon browser fingerprinting tool is that the screen size reported matches the dimensions of the browser window. While ...
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ISP, WiFi, Tracking [duplicate]

I run Tor on my laptop and my phone. I have Verizon Wireless for a service provider. My laptop Internet connection is tethered through my cell phone. So I just run Tor on my laptop. Can Verizon or any ...
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Is it dangerous to watch videos full screen on Tor Browser?

When watching HTML5 videos on Tor Browser, is it dangerous to go full screen? Can this be used to find out my screen resolution? Especially wondering this for Youtube.
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How does check.torproject.org know if TBB is up to date?

If all TBB versions have the same user-agent/fingerprinting, then how does torcheck check if TBB is up to date? How the "know if I'm up to date" system works?
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Why shouldn't one run Firefox/Chrome/any browser behind a fully torified system?

One can fully torify a system using Qubes OS TorVM, Whonix or a custom transparent proxy. Everything gets torified, even Adobe Flash. Why should one use Tor Browser even though everything is already ...
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What is browser fingerprinting? What is linkability?

What do people refer to when they talk about browser fingerprinting? What is the difference between browser fingerprinting and linkability? Why is it important? For what is it used?
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Tor fingerprinting on NSA Egotisticalgiraffe document

On page 11 and 12 of this document: http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/oct/04/egotistical-giraffe-nsa-tor-document they say it's easy to dinstinguish Tor users from non-Tor users ...
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What does the Tor Browser Bundle do to prevent the linking of sessions?

What changes are made to the Tor Brower Bundle or what does it ship with to prevent a website from linking user session together, including fingerprinting on the device such as browser or system ...
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How can website fingerprinting be prevented?

Recent research [PDF] has shown that website fingerprinting works with Tor. Website fingerprinting = Determine what website is visited based on certain characteristics even when encryption is applied....

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