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Virtual fingerprinting exposes computer users
 
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Virtual fingerprinting exposes computer users


A US privacy group has discovered the existence of a virtual fingerprint that can be matched up with most computers to monitor the online habits of individuals.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, most web browsers carry a unique signature that can help websites gather information about online activities. Although this data does not directly identify you as a person, it can be used to build a very detailed internet profile.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/virtual-fingerprinting-exposes-comp...
 

 
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