Tracking Users on the Internet with Behavioral Patterns: Evaluation of Its Practical Feasibility

  title={Tracking Users on the Internet with Behavioral Patterns: Evaluation of Its Practical Feasibility},
  author={Christian Banse and Dominik Herrmann and Hannes Federrath},
Traditionally, service providers, who want to track the activities of Internet users, rely on explicit tracking techniques like HTTP cookies. From a privacy perspective behavior-based tracking is even more dangerous, because it allows service providers to track users passively, i. e., without cookies. In this case multiple sessions of a user are linked by exploiting characteristic patterns mined from network traffic. In this paper we study the feasibility of behavior-based tracking in a real… CONTINUE READING
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