How to block Canvas Fingerprinting in Firefox

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.ghacks.net/2014/10/25/how-to-block-canvas-fingerprinting-in-firefox/
     
  2. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Thanks and a good read. I might add that for new users the TOR Browser Bundle will handle this for you out of the box.
     
  3. deBoetie

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    Thanks, I've sometimes thought that a better approach than blockers (even selective), is to have a browser that would lie furiously about its characteristics - or at least, be very economical with the truth, and offer a very vanilla response which was close enough but prevented any meaningful fingerprinting (e.g. with add-ons, fonts and so on). Really, the only things remote services need to know is whether you have flash or not, and what major font-sets you have.
     
  4. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Thanx for the info etc !

    I installed the FF add-on CanvasBlocker, on portable FF v27. I set it to block Everything & tested it on the test www & passed. Doing that hasn't affected viewing etc Any other www's i've tried so far = Nice.
     
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