[LINK] Privacy

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Tue Nov 29 05:46:41 AEDT 2011

stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> What your browser reveals ..
>   http://analyze.privacy.net/Default.asp

This is a useful compendium of information gathered from the
HTTP headers ent by your browser. The info is then augmented
by looking up your IP address in known databases.

The volume of information might seem astonishing, but it is really
nothing new. All of this stuff is available from the bits and pieces
that form the basis of the TCP/IP network that forms the backbone
of the Internet.

As discussed on Link earlier this year, the uniqueness of your browser
fingerprint from this information can be used in an attempt to track
your internet usage without using cookies. More about this here:


Observation: if a push is made for a browser option that randomises
and anonymises some of the more useless information in the HTTP
headers, and one uses a TCP/IP anonymiser like the Tor network,
this kind of "fingerprinting" can be rendered useless.


Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have
something to do with lack of flowers.
      -- Doug Larson

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