Last Updated on 19/06/2019 by TDH Publishing (A)
The researchers said that this automated browser profiling scheme facilitates browser fingerprinting, and also overcomes some anti-fingerprinting techniques. It also shows that browser privacy extensions “can leak more information than they disguise, and can even be semi-automatically circumvented, which will lead to a false sense of security.”
The technique described can expose information about supposedly hidden parts of the browser environment with a particular efficiency because of its automation. The upshot is that this technique is not going to unmask you immediately, and though it is not perfect by any means, it could definitely be used to track you around the internet. The technique is made exclusively to identify computing environments and not users. Graz boffins hope their work will help in the advancement of defensive research rather than attack magnification.