Feb 162017
 
 February 16, 2017  Business, Online, Surveillance

Dan Goodin reports:

Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track visitors even when they use two or more different browsers. This shatters a key defense against sites that identify visitors based on the digital fingerprint their browsers leave behind.

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The new technique—outlined in a research paper titled (Cross-)Browser Fingerprinting via OS and Hardware Level Features—not only works across multiple browsers, it’s also more accurate than previous single-browser fingerprinting.

Read more on Ars Technica.

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