What is “device fingerprinting” and to protect your privacy [Infographic]


I’m all for disabling JavaScript and Flash, but to run Windows XP? Nope. There must be another way, just look to the skies for answers.

Do you agree with the advice given in this infographic? Fire away in the comments below.

Note from Ashraf: If you are one of those people that disable JavaScript, keep in mind that if you ever come across a website that doesn’t appear to be working properly, it could be because it requires JavaScript and you’ve disabled it.

[via Web Design Degree Center]

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  • Godel

    Panopticlick is for those who want to see for themselves.


    What initially shocked me was how web sites were able to inventory all your fonts. This is a big deal if you have something like desktop publishing software where the program comes with a big library of fancy and possibly unique fonts.

    I’m also puzzled as to why Zemana Antilogger chooses to announce itself in my browser signature.

    Turning JavaScript off completely isn’t an option, as many web sites require it for basic operations, such as logging in. And of course the owners of these web sites are the ones most likely to be tracking you. Convenient, huh?