How anonymous are you online?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by miles01110, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The Panoptoclick project tests the uniqueness of your browser configuration based on this methodology. I found it pretty interesting, as occasionally people want to know how you can be identified (or how someone identifies you) online.

    Doh.
     
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    I is eunuch!
    My font collection makes me in 1 in 156326.
     
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    My test results said it found those naked pictures of me
     
  6. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 161,177 tested so far.

    Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys at least 17.3 bits of identifying information.
     
  7. Melrose Suspended

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    Ananymous? I think they'd pick you out in a heart beat. :D

    I am unique. I keep thinking of that part in Trains Planes & Automobiles, where Steve Martin tells John candy he's "Unique".
     
  8. TheOnlyJon macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is 1 in 161560 (the current text field)...I have too many fonts haha :p
     
  9. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Uh oh... In this case I don't wanna be unique!
     
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    It is all my fun firefox add on that make mine so rare. Have several rather special add that only a few people have any use for on really makes sure it happens.
     
  11. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    Good god... did I really spell it "ananymous" ???? ::facepalm::
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Looks like I need to make my browser more like everyone else's.

    My Webkit configuration fairs a bit better; at least another person has the same configuration.

    Safari is very common it would seem.
     
  13. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Apparently both my list of plugins and my list of fonts are entirely unique.
     
  14. Elixer macrumors regular

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    Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 263,278 tested so far.

    Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys at least 18.01 bits of identifying information.

    I think my font list has something to do with it...
     
  15. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    And I barely know what this means. :eek:
     
  16. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    It basically means, since you are unique, you are quite easily traceable if somebody can put a name to the anonymous information you give out. As is the same for most others on this thread.
     
  17. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Oh, good.

    What sort of things make you unique?
     
  18. spinnerlys Guest

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    Plug-ins (add-ons) and fonts in combination with the browser and OS you use.
     
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