Story 2016-02-12 13RRJ Palemoon Ships with Anti-Fingerprinting option

Palemoon Ships with Anti-Fingerprinting option

Anonymous Coward
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story imageAs of Palemoon 25.6 a new option is available to poison canvas data. This option is not enabled by default due to the performance cost. Users can enabled it in about:config by setting canvas.poisondata to true. This browserleaks page has a technical writeup on how canvas data can be used to generate a fingerprint for a browser using a live example of browser fingerprinting code.
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Should be on by default (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-02-13 10:36 (#13TZS)

Screw the cost. Destroy this tracking model. It doesn't affect normal canvas processing.