Howdy @nigthguarder, thanks! Just wanted to make a few small corrections:
I don´t think that site works like you wanted too. fingerprintingjs
Try using this site to check and learn about the information you leave on servers… https://panopticlick.eff.org/
I completely agree with the above. The EFF site (panopticlick, and the updated version at https://coveryourtracks.eff.org/) do a better job of assessing how (re)identifiable you are in practice than the fingerprintjs site.
Anyway if you want maximum privacy use Tor Browser (official not the Brave Tor). When posting a request to visit a site It goes through 3 relays (nodes), so you´re basically untraceable.
Chromium Browsers are to be meant to be fast and responsive which makes them vulnerable.
I think this is conflating two very different things. The Tor Browser (sightly simplifying) protects your browser in two different ways:
- by stripping out or modifying browser features to make it harder for sites to identify you through browser fingerprinting
- by routing your traffic through the TOR network, to make it (much) harder for sites to identify you by your IP address
In general (again, slightly simplifying), when you use Brave’s Tor mode, you hide your IP address more-or-less exactly the same way you hide your IP address when you use the Tor Browser. In both cases your requests are routed through Tor nodes, instead of traveling directly from your browser to the server / website you’re visiting.
When it comes to protections against browser fingerprinting, Brave and Tor Browser have very different approaches. Tor removes a lot of features that aid fingerprinters; Brave removes some features, and randomizes other features. In general, you can think of this as “Tor provides higher protection, but breaks more sites; Brave’s protections aim to protect you from how most web tracking is done on the web, but is less robust against highly motivated tackers”. Put differently, if your aim is to protect yourself against commercial trackers like Criteo and Google and that group, both Brave and the Tor Browser will protect you very well. If, though, your goal is to protect yourself against state actors or other highly motivated trackers, Tor Browser will do a better job (since they’re even more willing than Brave is to sacrifice compatibility to gain privacy).
Anyway, all that is to say that the primary way Tor Browser (and the Tor network) protect your privacy is not related to browser fingerprinting; it is by hiding your IP from the servers you communicate with. The fingerprinting protections Tor Browser (or Brave, or anyone else) offer are unrelated to the Tor-network protections.
IMPORTANTLY: If you are using a privacy focused browser to protect your safety or have similar heightened privacy needs, you should always use the Tor Browser. Brave does a great deal of things to protect your privacy, but Brave is not intended to, and doesn’t make any claims to, protect users against motivated, targeted attackers. The great work of the Tor, and Tor Browser, project work to protect folks from targeted, motivated attackers.