HTML5 Canvas Fingerprinting — BrowserLeaks.com

More new browser fingerprinting techniques:

This is a simple Proof-of-Concept that Browser Fingerprinting is possible without any of User-Agent identifiers.

The method is based on the fact that the same HTML5 Canvas element can produce exceptional pixels on a different web browsers, depending on the system on which it was executed.

This happens for several reasons: at the image format level — web browsers uses different image processing engines, export options, compression level, final images may got different hashes even if they are pixel-perfect; at the pixmap level — operating systems use different algorithms and settings for anti-aliasing and sub-pixel rendering. We don’t know all the reasons, but we have already collected more than a thousand unique signatures.

via HTML5 Canvas Fingerprinting — BrowserLeaks.com.

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