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+ - Browser Fingerprinting with HTML5 Canvas Element

Submitted by JackyBrown
JackyBrown writes: There was a study some time ago "Pixel Perfect: Fingerprinting Canvas in HTML5". They propose a new browser fingerprinting method: render text and WebGL scenes to a canvas element, then examine the pixels produced. The fact is it will produce different images on a different web browsers, depending on environment on which it was launched.

The proof-of-concept demonstration with a black-box collected signatures db, and the original project for a white-box browsers examination.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.

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