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Browser fingerprints, and why they are so hard to erase

Lance Cottrell, chief scientist, Ntrepid | Feb. 18, 2015
Since the fingerprint is derived from a host of system-based characteristics, circumvention is far more complex than the historical process of deleting cookies.

Smart phones and tablets also provide some protection against browser fingerprinting because they have very limited support for plugins or customization. This is particularly true in iOS where fingerprints are much less varied and so are less identifying.


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