Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

There are several websites world over that track users. Originally, tracking mechanisms included Cookies, Flash Cookies. Historically too, I have written about Firefox add-ons in the articles below: Firefox add-ons you should never surf without Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs As mitigation measures were developed to counter cookies and flash cookies, old … Continue reading Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs

Many internet web sites like http://www.rediffmail.com, http://www.yahoo.com and so on, have switched over to authentication pop up windows. These are created using Flash. When you signed on earlier, you were asked to enter your User ID and Password, on an HTML page, and you were dead sure that your surfing habits were watched using a … Continue reading Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs