Not All Browsers are Created Equal: Comparing Web Browser Fingerprintability

@article{AlFannah2017NotAB,
  title={Not All Browsers are Created Equal: Comparing Web Browser Fingerprintability},
  author={Nasser Mohammed Al-Fannah and Wanpeng Li},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1703.05066}
}
  • Nasser Mohammed Al-Fannah, Wanpeng Li
  • Published in IWSEC 2017
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Browsers and their users can be tracked even in the absence of a persistent IP address or cookie. Unique and hence identifying pieces of information, making up what is known as a fingerprint, can be collected from browsers by a visited website, e.g. using JavaScript. However, browsers vary in precisely what information they make available, and hence their fingerprintability may also vary. In this paper, we report on the results of experiments examining the fingerprintable attributes made… CONTINUE READING

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