Séminaire SoSySec : Browser fingerprinting: past, present and possible future

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Pierre Laperdrix (CRIStAL)

Browser fingerprinting has grown a lot since its debut in 2010. By collecting specific information in the browser, one can learn a lot about a device and its configuration. It has been shown in previous studies that it can even be used to track users online, bypassing current tracking methods like cookies. In this presentation, we will look at how this technique works and present an overview of the research performed in the domain over the past decade. We will see how this technique is currently used online before looking at its possible future.