Thursday, October 17, 2013
Websites can track your secrets
Several of Internet's top websites use device fingerprinting technology to track users without their knowledge, a new study has revealed.
Accroding to the study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers, 145 of the Internet's 10,000 top websites use hidden scripts to extract a device fingerprint from user's browsers.
The method of tracking digital fingerprint is the practice of collecting properties of PCs, smartphones and tablets to identify and track users, and include screen size, version of installed software and plugins along with installed fonts.