[Whonix-devel] Modifying GTID sigs to counter tracking

bancfc at openmailbox.org bancfc at openmailbox.org
Sun Dec 25 14:28:54 CET 2016

Hi. That is a really great paper (A Passive Technique for Fingerprinting 
Devices with Wired-side Observations).

In a different threat model where users are resisting tracking across 
public wifi hotspots these techniques can be used effectively to 
fingerprint them. When I read past work on directly identifying devices 
wirelessly because of their unique emittance patterns, I advised privacy 
conscious users to resort to newly purchased WiFi USB sticks to thwart 
location tracking of their NICs. Can this strategy be used effectively 
to change the signatures picked up by the GTID as to make a device 
appear completely unique compared to former generated signatures for it?

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