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Your Graphics Card Can Be Tracked


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Computer researchers have discovered a new, experimental way to track you across the internet using information culled from your computer or phone’s graphics processing unit.

 

In a recent paper, the researchers—who hail from universities in Israel, Australia, and France—unveiled a unique device “fingerprinting” strategy that uses the properties of each user’s GPU stack to create distinct, trackable profiles.

GIZMODO.COM

A research team has discovered that a GPU can be fingerprinted, thus transforming it into a web tracker that can monitor computer users.

 

Not great news. 

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On 01/02/2022 at 14:51, Diffident said:

In Firefox's about:config set webgl.disabled to true.  Problem solved.

Got one of those tricks handy for Brave? :lachen:

 

At the article - Sigh.  This is just getting tiresome at this point.

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12 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

Got one of those tricks handy for Brave? :lachen:

 

At the article - Sigh.  This is just getting tiresome at this point.

Brave is based on Chromium, you might be able to check in about:flags and search for "webgl".  I don't know if it's configurable or not.  Nothing is as configurable as Firefox.

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