[LINK] Panopticlick - uniquely identifying browsers, without cookies

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed May 19 15:13:40 AEST 2010

On 19/05/2010 2:50 PM, Robin Whittle wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Thanks for pointing to this:
>    http://panopticlick.eff.org
> Holy Cow-ola . . .
> I did not know the browser reported the fonts I have on my computer.
>   Because I have at least one font I purchased, this apparently means
> that one in 953469 browsers report the same font set.  Likewise the
> particular set of plug-in versions.  I guess this is the number of
> browsers which have been tested, so mine is unique amongst those
> tested in both font and plug-ins.
> I think the font combinations alone would make it unique in the world.

I've just tested using IE6 and Firefox 3.6.3 on the same, corporate 
issue machine. I have done nothing special to either browser (no 
purchased fonts) and I installed "out of the box" Firefox myself (not 
corporate issue).

I'm also unique amongst 954,091 tested so far, with both browsers.

With IE6 I'm unique in Browser Plugin Details - Java 1,5,0,18; Shockwave 
11,5,6,606; Flash 10,0,45,2; WindowsMediaplayer 10,0,0,4074; Adobe 
Acrobat version 4.?

And one in 318030.33 for System Fonts.

Firefox stats are similar, but with different Browser Plugin Details.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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