Report: Browsers Still Leave Your Fingerprint

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romansky

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I am a very serious JavaScript developer, despite some of its misunderstood drawbacks (anonymous functions etc..) its a great tool and language.

Recommendations such as "disable JavaScript" are not welcome in the Web2.0 world we live in!!

EFF - either STFU or GTFO, please find smarter way to defend yourself...
 

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This is not really a big deal. So they know all the versions of different software than I am using. That's not exactly person information. I'd rather that they know so that they can customize the experience for me. As for disabling javascript, that's ridiculous. More and more sites are making heavy use of AJAX (which is javascript).
 

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My question is, if this "unique" identity is based on Java, Flash and browser versions/configurations, isn't there a pretty good chance your "unique" ID will change from week to week, possibly day to day?

I mean something browser related is updated atleast weekly on my computer, so I don't think this can really ID a user based on that in a reliable capacity. An IP or Mac Address is MUCH more reliable.
 
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