Website use of device fingerprinting more common than previously thought

10/15/2013 | Help Net Security

About 1.5% of the most-visited websites on the Internet track visitors without their knowledge using some form of "device fingerprinting," according to a report from the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography research group. The fingerprinting involves collection of data related to a visitor's device including screen size, operating system and the list of installed fonts, and it works even when cookies are turned off in the browser.

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