Monthly Archives: January 2013

Why browser fingerprinting is a problem

You have persistent cookie storage turned off and you think you can’t be identified? You are so wrong.

I think I’ve seen it before, but I lately discovered PanOptiClick again. It’s a website where your browser fingerprint is compared to everyone else who used the website, and it tells you how unique that fingerprint is. You are encouraged to give it a try, since that makes their sample size bigger.

Your browser fingerprint consists of informations every website you visit knows about you:

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