Web Browser Fingerprinting

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Browser Fingerprinting is a stateless identification technique of web users. It consists in collecting a set of attributes from a device, such as the browser's version and detailed configuration, to create unique identifiers. Such identifiers can be be unique and stable over time, leading to serious risks to privacy but also many uses for security.


  • Antonin Durey, Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin, Romain Rouvoy FP-Redemption: Studying Browser Fingerprinting Adoption for the Sake of Web Security. The 18th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment DIMVA’21, Jul 2021, Lisboa, Portugal. https://hal.inria.fr/hal-03212726
  • Vishra Mishra, Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin, and Romain Rouvoy Abusing Browser Cache Headers to Identify and Track Online Users. PETS 2021 The 21th International Symposium on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, July 2021, Virtual conference. https://hal.inria.fr/hal-03017222
  • Vikas Mishra, Pierre Laperdrix, Antoine Vastel, Walter Rudametkin, Romain Rouvoy, Martin Lopatka, Don’t count me out: On the relevance of IP addresses in the tracking ecosystem. The Web Conference (TheWebConf’20, formerly WWW), Apr. 2020, Taipei, Taiwan. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02456195