[LINK] Panopticlick

Philip Argy pargy at argystar.com
Thu May 20 08:50:12 AEST 2010

Here's the surprising result of my test:

"Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 991,638 tested so

Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys at
least 19.92 bits of identifying information."

There are lots of IT security, law enforcement and forensic evidence
implications with this technique, not all of them bad.


-----Original Message-----
From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au
[mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Birch, Jim
Sent: Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:24
To: The Link Institute
Subject: Re: [LINK] Panopticlick - uniquely identifying browsers, without

> Thanks for pointing to this:
>    http://panopticlick.eff.org

Ditto.  I'm unique in fonts and in FF plugins.

Multiplying out the factors gives me about 10^22. Cool?  

But I do have javascript disabled by default, which gives me a one in
318,716 match which is still pretty identifiable. 

Looks like I need a random swapper and a plugin of the day installer.



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