Along with the rapid growth of the Internet, our online behavior is increasingly being tracked and monitored. One such means of tracking is browser fingerprinting, which identifies and tracks our online activities by collecting and analyzing our device and browser characteristics. In this blog post, we will explore the components of browser fingerprinting and how we can use fingerprint browsers to protect our privacy.
I. What is Browser Fingerprint?
Browser fingerprint is a combination of many factors that uniquely identify a device and browser signature. It is categorized into basic and advanced fingerprints:
(1) Basic Fingerprint: Information such as operating system, hardware type, user agent, screen resolution and color, time zone and language, installed fonts and plug-ins, browser version, memory, WebRTC, cookies, session, Evercookie, browser extension plug-ins, and so on.
(2) Advanced fingerprints: Generally include Canvas fingerprints, WebGL fingerprints, media device fingerprints, font fingerprints, AudioContext fingerprints and so on.
With the above fingerprint information, advertisers and websites can locate user information for ad targeting or other detection.
II. What Impact Does Browser Fingerprinting Have?
Generally speaking, browser fingerprints can be used to identify and track users’ online activities. By collecting and analyzing browser fingerprints, third parties can obtain sensitive data such as users’ personal information, browsing habits, interests and preferences, which can then be used for purposes such as ad targeting, personalization and user profile building. Ordinary users may try to turn on the no-trace mode for surfing, but the privacy effect is minimal. It is even less feasible for certain users who deal with multi-account business or cross-border work, which makes it easier to detect account association or be blocked.
III. How to Modify Browser Fingerprint Information?
So for users with special needs, how to modify the browser fingerprint information?
If you want to modify the specific fingerprint information of the fingerprint browser, you must pass some auxiliary tools, such as fingerprint browser. Fingerprint browser means a browser that can modify fingerprints and disguise fingerprints. There are many fingerprint browsers in the market, here choose an old and excellent reputation VMLogin fingerprint browser as an example:
1. First, download and install VMLogin, open the client, click “New Browser Profile” or “Create a New Profile”. You can also right-click on the created browser profile and select “Edit Profile” to continue to modify it.
2. Then enter the profile editing page, divided into the basic configuration and other configurations, users can customize or random configuration. The more detailed the modified fingerprint information, the better the anti-detection effect.
In addition, if you need to create a large number of browser profiles, you can choose to batch-create or clone browsers and then modify the details. Cross-border e-commerce users or operators of overseas advertising can also import/export relevant account cookies, so that they can quickly log in to a large number of accounts without passwords, saving time, effort and worry.
Preventing browser fingerprints from being recognized is an important measure to protect our online privacy and data security. By modifying the browser fingerprint, we can reduce the risk of being tracked and recognized, so that privacy security and business accounts go hand in hand.