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Old 11-20-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Your browser fingerprint.


So how unique are you on the web?

http://panopticlick.eff.org/
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:59 AM   #2
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It seems mine is unique ...
http://b.imagehost.org/0026/screen.jpg
 
Old 11-20-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 1,265,720 tested so far.

Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys at least 20.27 bits of identifying information.
got the same result for both FF 3.6.12 on Win Vista and Iceweasel 3.5.15 on Debian Squeeze
 
Old 11-20-2010, 12:25 PM   #4
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In regards to tracking smaller numbers are better! FF has a user agent switcher plugin that works pretty well. This plugin is also useful if you get to a site that doesn't support your browser.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59/
 
Old 11-20-2010, 06:50 PM   #5
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Within our dataset of several million visitors, only one in 397 browsers have the same fingerprint as yours.

Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys 8.63 bits of identifying information.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
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Within our dataset of several million visitors, only one in 397 browsers have the same fingerprint as yours.

Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys 8.63 bits of identifying information.
Wow, I thought mine was pretty good! I had to work on it to get it from 1.2 million or so.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 10:24 PM   #7
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Hiya barriehie
Have you tried using "User agent switcher" (you mentioned it) to help your score? Make a new user agent, name it, then blank out all the following lines and save it. Then try again. I didn't allow cookies either. I don't normally surf that way as I'd just as soon they do know I'm using Linux.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 11:03 PM   #8
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Hiya barriehie
Have you tried using "User agent switcher" (you mentioned it) to help your score? Make a new user agent, name it, then blank out all the following lines and save it. Then try again. I didn't allow cookies either. I don't normally surf that way as I'd just as soon they do know I'm using Linux.
Yes, running it to look like a windows box. Some sites just flat out don't work without cookies so I'll only allow them for the session. I'll try the blanked out agent.

Edit: That worked well. Blanked out and no cookies is 1 in 397!

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:12 AM   #9
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Edit: That worked well. Blanked out and no cookies is 1 in 397!
Does that make sense? The vast majority of people don't change their User Agent strings and of the ones that do it seems unlikely that a high proportion set them to blanked out. So blank User Agent strings should be rare, not common as the result suggests.

Given that you have to have a User Agent string, the closest you can get to anonymity is to join the biggest crowd, probably Firefox 3.6.8 on Windows XP at this time ... ?

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:51 AM   #10
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Does that make sense? The vast majority of people don't change their User Agent strings and of the ones that do it seems unlikely that a high proportion set them to blanked out. So blank User Agent strings should be rare, not common as the result suggests.

Given that you have to have a User Agent string, the closest you can get to anonymity is to join the biggest crowd, probably Firefox 3.6.8 on Windows XP at this time ... ?
Yes, I was thinking blank would be rare.
 
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The link doesn't work for me.
 
Old 11-21-2010, 12:40 PM   #12
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The link doesn't work for me.
Must be down. I just pinged it with 100% packet loss.
 
  


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