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Windows 7: The most SECURE browser?

30 May 2014   #151
ThrashZone

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Not sure what you mean about the Chrome community not being behind Chrome ?
Read some interesting revolutions

Most people that use Chrome love it and could care a less about any privacy issues most people have with it ?
Cheers.

Iceweasel some of the names are just funny


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06 Jun 2014   #152
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Another tracking method

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Perhaps they are trying to make the fingerprint less unique?

https://panopticlick.eff.org/

A Guy
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Pale Moon warns me thusly...
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...while Aviator happily takes me there without warning.
(I know/trust EEF - having followed their work for more than a decade via RISK digest.)

Unfortunately, Aviator fails EFF's test:
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I performed the https://panopticlick.eff.org/ test on both my Chrome Browser and Aviator browser. I'm not sure how to determine which ones more secure:



That one is Chrome.


And this one is Aviator...

How am i to tell the difference? What's good what's bad, etc? Did Chrome do better than Aviator?



Well if you look at the "One in x browsers have this value" heading:

Aviator on your machine shows 1 in 197847 in your attachment

Chrome shows 1 in 11703

Basically - a low number is better.

So if you're visiting a website using Aviator only 1 in 197847 visitors to that site will have the same browser configuration as you - and if using Chrome 1 in 11703 visitors.

So it's all down to how many regular visitors a website has. On the figures shown Aviator makes you more identifiable as a repeat visitor to any particular site as it's a little used browser.

Amongst visitors using Chrome - you'd really need to know how many other visitors have the same browser configuration to get an idea of how identifiable you are using the browser fingerprinting method.

The aim is to identify repeat visits versus unique visits even if a user has changed their ip address and disabled cookies and any trackers.

It's not really much cause for concern but it's certainly possible to use a random user agent string for each site visit if you're paranoid!

Etag Tracking
- apparently not used by Panopticlick.

I've also known about tracking users via the use of Etags for some time now and when using any browser I tend to try to find ways to stop this from happening. That's not because it's a huge concern but just because if it's possible to block it then I see no disadvantage.

Today I found a site that can be used to test if your browser is trackable via the Etag method.

https://ochronus.com/tracking-without-cookies/

There's some interesting info. With Etags blocked in my browser each visit or page refresh results in the site visit counter remaining at 1.

If I unblock Etags it records each subsequent visit.

Screenshot: [Etag - Enabled] means Etag blocking enabled.

The most SECURE browser?-etags.jpg


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06 Jun 2014   #153
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Aviator vs Etags

Since this thread is about Aviator it's only fair to test it.

It passes the test. I don't even see a page visit count.

https://ochronus.com/tracking-without-cookies/
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