Browser fingerprinting

FPSelect: Low-Cost Browser Fingerprints for Mitigating Dictionary Attacks against Web Authentication Mechanisms

Browser fingerprinting consists into collecting attributes from a web browser. Hundreds of attributes have been discovered through the years; each one of them provides a way to distinguish browsers, but also comes with a usability cost (e.g., …

“Guess Who?” Large-Scale Data-Centric Study of the Adequacy of Browser Fingerprints for Web Authentication

Browser fingerprinting consists in collecting attributes from a web browser to build a browser fingerprint. In this work, we assess the adequacy of browser fingerprints as an authentication factor, on a dataset of 4,145,408 fingerprints composed of …

A Large-scale Empirical Analysis of Browser Fingerprints Properties for Web Authentication (under review)

Modern browsers give access to several attributes that can be collected to form a browser fingerprint. Although browser fingerprints have primarily been studied as a web tracking tool, they can contribute to improve the current state of web security …