Firefox on linux how to improve my fingerprinting score?

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    So I check out Paopticlick by eff, is shows that 1 in 1.2 million people have a fingerprint similar to mine. Major offenders seems to be my Plugins and System fonts 1 in 14,000 and 1 in 25,000 respectively. Also the fact that Im running Firefox on Linux is 1 in 1400. I assume these numbers get multiplied and they give me a total score of 1 in 1.2 million.
    What would you guys suggest I could do to improve my odds. At least get me below 1 million mark!!!
     
  2. KeyPer4Life

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    Go to this link and scroll down to Firefox-Preferences section, look through Plugins, Addons
    (don't go overboard on plugins and addons) I personally don't use Java

    Check the about:config and Prevent Browser Fingerprinting[still in about:config] sections

    You should be able to reduce your fingerprint numbers. Also if you disable javascript
    before taking the test that will help.


    http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=24722
     
  3. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    I'm on Mint:

    User Agent Overrider 0.2.2 using a Windows Firefox 24 string

    Secret Agent. I don't check the UserAgent option or the Accept Headers. Everything else is used.

    NoScript

    All plug-ins disabled, except for Flash.

    Whatever fonts Mint comes with.

    See what that gets you. Now, I run a ton of privacy extensions, so I don't know what else may be helping. I get 1 in 3,000.
     
  4. Alexandru

    Alexandru Registered Member

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    I´m using Linux and Firefox with Jondofox Plugin.

    Without Javascript
    Code:
    Within our dataset of several million visitors, only one in 1,633 browsers have the same fingerprint as yours.
    
    With Javascript? Don´t ask ...over 1: 3,xxx,xxx

    Turn off Javascript wherever you can.
     
  5. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Aye, but most websites require Javascript to work properly.

    --> I tried that one. It doesnt change results at all.
     
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