SecBrowser Privacy and Fingerprinting Resistance
Research from a pool of 500,000 Internet users has shown that the vast majority (84%) have unique browser configurations and version information which makes them trackable across the Internet. When Java or Flash is installed, this figures rises to 94%. SecBrowser ™ shares the fingerprint with around three million [archive] other Tor Browser users, which allows people who use SecBrowser ™ to "blend in" with the larger population and better protect their privacy.
- Use of Torbutton, which is bundled with SecBrowser ™ and enabled by default.
- Use of mobile devices like Android and iPhone.
- Corporate desktop machines which are clones of one another.
- The User Agent is uniform for all Torbutton users.
- Plugins are blocked.
- The screen resolution is rounded down to 50 pixel multiples.
- The timezone is set to GMT.
- DOM Storage is cleared and disabled.
Note: Because tracking techniques are complex, Panopticlick does not measure all forms of tracking and protection.
- SecBrowser ™ conveys 6.26 bits of identifying information.
- One in 76.46 browsers have the same fingerprint.
- Browsers that convey lower bits of identification are better at resisting fingerprinting.
Table: Tor Browser vs SecBrowser ™ HTTP headers comparison.
Percentage (%) out of 1652 with fingerprints tags [Firefox,Windows]:
|User-Agent||Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0||2.48||2.42|
|Accepting-Encoding||gzip, deflate, br||82.14||82.13|