[LINK] Panopticlick - uniquely identifying browsers, without cookies

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Thu May 20 03:22:31 AEST 2010

Robin Whittle wrote:

> Thanks for pointing to this:
>    http://panopticlick.eff.org
> Holy Cow-ola . . .

I note that a Java applet needs to be run for this fingerprinting
scheme to work.

How toc circumvent this technique? Create a browser option or plug-in
that randomises some of the metrics as used by the fingerprint, e.g.

  ! Browser Plugin Details
  ! Screen Size and Color Depth
  ! System Fonts
  * Time Zone
  * Cookies Enabled

! = quite feasible by adding random details to the metric
* = perhaps but may affect browser functions


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