Fingerprinting still comes through? (panopticlick test)

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#1

Dear Braves,

for general use I don’t really notice brave lacking adblock capabilities (except for those awful click anywhere for a free pop-up sites:sleepy:), but I just came over this site:


A quick test revealed that although I do have fingerprint protection enabled in the settings, somehow brave still leaves a mark. If someone could please enlighten me wether this is still a work in progress issue, malfunction or false-positive that’d be great.:thinking:

Here’s some of my test results:
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Full fingerprinting results:

Version
Brave: 0.19.139
rev: 99aa17da28e040543b4ba217d2c4dd6633bf1446
Muon: 4.7.2
libchromiumcontent: 64.0.3282.85
V8: 6.4.388.20
Node.js: 7.9.0
Update Channel: Release
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
OS Release: 10.0.16299
OS Architecture: x64


Too many problems with the browser
#2

Hi @Niels,

Did you mind checking this thread All About Fingerprinting Protection Mode and this one How do I turn on Browser Fingerprinting Protection and make sure that it's working??

Best,
:slight_smile:


#3

Same issue. I have the feature enabled, doesn’t appear to be working.
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#4

Eek, well my bad, didn’t see that one yet.
Guess you might remove this thread or let it bleed out, sorry for the duplicate spam.


#5

Can you elaborate more about “doesn’t appear to be working” @lizardkids? :slight_smile:


#6

I will post my questions on this thread:


#7

That thread is locked. You want my questions here?


#8

From that thread

To check that audiocontext fingerprinting protection is working, try https://audiofingerprint.openwpm.com/128. The fingerprint values should be blank or all 0’s.

There are lots of things on the result page. Many are not blank or 0s. Are only some of the values supposed to be blank or 0s?


#9

@lizardkids @Niels Hope this answers the question


#10

Nope (and more words to satisfy the 20 character requirement)


#11

I believe it’s reffering to this.

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#12

panopticlick is based on the number of users who visit EFF’s site, so it’s definitely skewed. if you visit the site over and over again in new incognito tabs, it no longer says you’re fingerprintable.

I think this answers the original question.

@lizardkids With regards to the values shown by @eljuno that is expected. You would see the actual values if you disable fingerprint and do a fingerprint test. All values showing 0 means its not fingerprintable. Another check would be to see the graph if you do not see a blue outline on the graph that means fingerprint protection is working properly.


#13

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