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Tor Fingerprinting – Is the Tor Browser Immune Against Browser Fingerprinting?

On October 4, 2013, the Guardian published a report which stated that Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee and whistleblower, sent the British newspaper classified documents that proved that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been repeatedly making attempts to formulate successful attacks against Tor, or the onion router. However, the report claimed that all of NSA’s attempts failed to ... Read More »

Firefox 52 Adds a Tor-Like Font Whitelist to Prevent Fingerprinting through OS Fonts

Researchers from Mozilla scheduled a release for a stable build of Firefox 52—this build’s significance came from a Tor-esque privacy implementation. In the user-submitted bug report, Bug 1121643 from 2015, a user posted that a system’s fonts exposed information about that user. Then, Tor developers, as another user commented, issued a patch to “Bug #13313: Pref ‘font.system.whitelist.’” Tor’s patch to ... Read More »

Browser Fingerprinting: Does Your Browser Stand Out?

Those of us who use Tor are probably already concerned about privacy. So, in that sense, are you aware of your browser fingerprint? For those unfamiliar with the term, browser fingerprinting is a method of tracking web browsers by the configuration and settings data that they make available to websites. This type of tracking reveals a considerable amount of information ... Read More »

Digital Fingerprinting To Lower The Number Of Fake Prescription Pills Sold

As of December 2015, around 920 suspected SSFFC (Substandard, Spurious, Falsely labelled, Falsified and Counterfeit) pharmaceutical products have been reported to the WHO (World Health Organization). However, this number is pretty low compared to the whole amount of counterfeit pills currently on the market. Dr. Jamie Barras, a researcher from Kings College London, made this statement: ”It’s like an iceberg. ... Read More »