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Default Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

An interesting read on Browser Fingerprinting.. I don't think it's a threat to stealth (you guys are too smart for that) but it's a good read: Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block - ProPublica
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Default List of sites that do online fingerprinting

Apparently, ebay and amazon doesn't do it, at least from this list.

Here is the list: https://securehomes.esat.kuleuven.be...cky/index.html

And also, it isn't just about the metadata on your browser and screen settings. The website actually asks your browser to draw a picture which you of course don't see, and from there, it will have a unique types of data that can be extracted from.

Here is more on the story:

http://rt.com/usa/174552-digital-fin...ossible-block/
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

Do you think eBay will start using this anytime soon?
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i hope not, but i think it's only a matter of time.
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

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Do you think eBay will start using this anytime soon?

eBay uses any tracking method that is available and affordable.

Most of us will NOT use different netbooks for each account.

Every day thousands of scammers try to open eBay accounts.

If there is any new method to lock out the cheaters, they will implement.
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

Stealth methods will need tweaking if this occurs but concepts will live on
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

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Stealth methods will need tweaking if this occurs but concepts will live on
Indeed, but from what I read from the article is that this idea will not take off. It's not as accurate as current methods:

"AddThis said it rolled out the feature to a small portion of the 13 million websites on which its technology appears, but is considering ending its test soon. Its not uniquely identifying enough, Harris said."

I would guess this means that they will give up as it will cost them money, and no one will want to invest or fund a worse option.

However, interesting read. It looks like it's not problem for stealth for many years at least, and I think this idea will die off due to lack of funds. No one will fund an idea worse than current technologies.
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

there are ways to spoof your settings anyway...
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How to disable canvas fingerprinting with Adblock Plus | BGR

I wouldn't worry about it.. I just pointed it out because I thought it was interesting. I'm a geek like that. If you are concerned, Ad Block Plus has your back.
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I was thinking AdBlock Plus was malware...sigh
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How to disable canvas fingerprinting with Adblock Plus | BGR

I wouldn't worry about it.. I just pointed it out because I thought it was interesting. I'm a geek like that. If you are concerned, Ad Block Plus has your back.
I haven't heard too many good things about ad block?
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use your nose ;]
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AdBlock Plus is amazing... I wouldn't use the Internet any other way...

https://adblockplus.org/
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You gave it the thumbs up bigboss - am going to implement it right away hah
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

Also a decent plugin for FireFox to block it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ingerprinting/
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Also a decent plugin for FireFox to block it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ingerprinting/
I also use this plugin for my stealth accounts.
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I also use this plugin for my stealth accounts.
Does this block the Canvas request or create a new one? The browser I bought allows me to choose a unique static Canvas also lets me choose what plugins I want spoofed as well as pretty much everything else you can think of.
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

Will adblocker plus effect the cookies that paypal and ebay leave to identify your computer so you will constantly have to verify its you?

Which settings do you enable?

? Enabled Adblock Warning Removal List
Enabled EasyList Last
Enabled EasyPrivacy
Enabled Fanboy's Social Blocking List
Enabled Malware Domains
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

A lot of these add ons are more trouble than they're worth because websites can see that you're using them which makes you stand out even more.
Imagine you're in a room with five people one of whom is wearing a ski mask, You can't see his face, But, He sticks out like a sore thumb
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AdBlock Plus is amazing... I wouldn't use the Internet any other way...

https://adblockplus.org/
But do you use it with your stealth accounts? And if you do... all or just some?
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Default Re: Browser Fingerprinting (Canvas)

I work in the company, which developed Canvas Defender add-on, so can answer some questions here.

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Does this block the Canvas request or create a new one? The browser I bought allows me to choose a unique static Canvas also lets me choose what plugins I want spoofed as well as pretty much everything else you can think of.
Canvas Defender doesn't block Canvas request. It creates 'noise', which masks you real canvas fingerprint. Nothing happens on websites, which don't try to read canvas function output. Howeer, if some website tries to do that, Canvas Defender feeds it a modified version of the fingerprint.

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A lot of these add ons are more trouble than they're worth because websites can see that you're using them which makes you stand out even more.
Imagine you're in a room with five people one of whom is wearing a ski mask, You can't see his face, But, He sticks out like a sore thumb
This is exactly the problem SOLVED by Canvas Defender.
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I work in the company, which developed Canvas Defender add-on, so can answer some questions here.



Canvas Defender doesn't block Canvas request. It creates 'noise', which masks you real canvas fingerprint. Nothing happens on websites, which don't try to read canvas function output. Howeer, if some website tries to do that, Canvas Defender feeds it a modified version of the fingerprint.



This is exactly the problem SOLVED by Canvas Defender.
Would you say canvas defender is the only thing needed to stop canvas fingerprint tracking in case eB/PP implements it?
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