Browser fingerprinting is something that every Internet user should be aware of and learning how to avoid it is equally important to protect their privacy online. Protecting yourself while you are online is everyone’s concern. Here, we will be discussing what browser fingerprinting is and how to avoid it.
What is Browser Fingerprinting?
Browser Fingerprinting – How to Avoid It
You can avoid fingerprinting and other tracking activities by following the tips given below.
- Installing Tor browser: Tor is a free software application that allows an open network. It is the most powerful application that is currently available to protect user privacy. Tor helps in protecting you from fingerprinting and tracking, thus making your browsing completely protected from third-party trackers. Tor consists of two parts, one part is the software that you need to install and another is a network of computers that allows you to connect to the software. The Tor browser works well with operating systems such as Windows, iOS, and Linux.
- Installing Privacy Badger: Privacy Badger is an add-on service for your browser. It helps in providing security for your browser and protects from third-party trackers and browser fingerprinting. When someone is trying to track your activities online, Privacy Badger blocks that person/application from tracking and helps you to continue with your browsing.
Installing Tor browser is the best option compared to the other options that are available to avoid browser fingerprinting. One thing you need to remember when using Tor browser is not to install any additional plug-ins as Tor browser does not support it.
Maintaining browser security is a very important concern for everyone. Even though we have many good browsers available, no one provides 100% security. To protect your browser from tracking and browser fingerprinting, follow the instructions given above. Knowing about the various tracking methods and how to avoid it helps in protecting your system from third-party attacks and makes your browsing secure and safe.