What is Browser Fingerprint
Browser fingerprinting is a method of tracking web browsers through the browser’s configuration and setting information visible to websites. It is just like the fingerprints on our hands, with individual recognition and uniqueness.
Browser fingerprints are also divided into basic fingerprints and advanced fingerprints. Basic fingerprints include information such as screen resolution and color depth, time zone, system language, browser extensions, system fonts, User-Agent, operating system, geographic location, CPU, memory, and Header. Advanced fingerprints include AudioContext fingerprints, WebRTC fingerprints, font fingerprints, Canvas fingerprints, WebGL fingerprints, etc. By combining these fingerprint information into a string, the website can almost identify a user and track your online behavior.
Role of Browser Fingerprinting
1. For the website, identifying the browser fingerprint has no practical value. What is really valuable is the user information corresponding to the acquired browser fingerprint. When you visit a website or a certain product, the website or advertiser will record it, and then carry out accurate advertisement delivery based on your behavior, which is what we often call “big data”.
2. For those of us who are being tracked, it probably means that our personal privacy is leaked, and our every move is monitored by the Internet, which is equivalent to running naked on the Internet.
3. For those who have multiple account business needs such as cross-border e-commerce and social media marketing, the platform will detect the browser fingerprint of each account. If multiple accounts use the same device, the device will be detected The fingerprints are the same, which leads to account association.
4. Potential cases of fraud or suspicious activity can also be identified.
How to Prevent “User Fingerprint” from Being Generated?
To prevent “user fingerprinting” or browser fingerprinting, you can disable or restrict browser plug-ins, block scripts and trackers, clear browser cache and cookies regularly, etc., but these are superficial efforts, not really solving the problem.
The best way is to process from the bottom layer of the browser and modify the browser fingerprint information by yourself to achieve the purpose of disguising the real browser fingerprint. At present, many people choose to use a fingerprint browser, which is a new type of privacy-protecting browser, which is different from traditional browsers.
Users can change the fingerprint information of the browser after creating a virtual browser in the VMLogin Antidetect Browser, so that your real browser fingerprint will wear a “mask” to realize the fake fingerprint.
We all know that website detection of users is not only browser fingerprint information, but also cookies and IP addresses. In VMLogin, the cookies, local storage, and other cache files of each virtual browser file are completely isolated. In addition, the use of proxy IP is equivalent to using one computer and one browser to pretend to be several computers and multiple different browsers, and the website cannot detect your real browser fingerprint. Even if you log in to multiple accounts on one device, you don’t have to worry about account association.
Protecting personal data security is an important responsibility for everyone. By masking browser fingerprints, we can effectively reduce the risk of personal data leakage.