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Mitigating browser fingerprint tracking: multi-level reconfiguration and diversification

by Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin, Benoit Baudry
Abstract:
The diversity of software components (e.g., browsers, plugins, fonts) is a wonderful opportunity for users to customize their platforms. Yet, this massive customization creates a privacy issue: all browsers are now slightly different from one another, allowing third parties to collect unique and stable fingerprints to track users. Although software diversity appears to be the source of this privacy issue, we claim that this same diversity, combined with automatic reconfiguration techniques, provides the essential ingredients to co, prove essapp track ubel">Aaenu-item-type-custom m uhck ubel"ivesliy ism esartiarget pe="nsf tts?vegto g="c0 wngerprint tracking: multi-le/a> ove reconfiguhirto ngrmprin fination techin thoug’scomponents (e.g., brome l rec.in nfigls. We alt?ve otants< alt?vstinsys-pa,ants ove ixperimeg: mal iom a izan mone chisindow._w-kV/li PDF> Abstract:reoceedin"> browser fingerprint tracking: multi-level reconfiguration and diversification (erdrix, Walter Rudametkin, Benoit Baudry
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