Researchers from Austria’s Graz University of Technology “have devised an automated system for browser profiling using two new side channel attacks that can help expose information about software and hardware,” reports The Register.
Long-time Slashdot reader Artem S. Tashkinov shared their report:
The Mozilla Developer Network documentation for Firefox, for example, covers 2,247 browser properties. The researchers were able to capture 15,709. Though not all of these are usable for fingerprinting and some represent duplicates, they say they found about 10,000 usable properties for all browsers.