Gaining information about current version of an application or operating system in order to find a vulnerability.

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Is Google using canvas fingerprinting for their ads?

Given the fact that canvas fingerprinting is a hype, I raise my eyebrows whenever I see fillText or strokeText in JavaScript code executing on websites. I noticed that Google uses some of these eye ...
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Fingerprinting users based on IP addresses

Is your local IP address used to better "fingerprint" a specific user? As far as I understood TCP connections, your local IP is send to the remote server in IP packets. It could add to the overall ...
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Can canvas fingerprinting be prevented?

How can canvas fingerprinting be prevented in web browsers? The site Panopticlick said I had a hash of WebGL fingerprint of 5 bits of entropy. I installed CanvasBlocker addon and tested again and it ...
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How well Tor protects against fingerprinting?

I don't want certain websites to track me, but they don't work without js. I found a few plugins that all require "reading and changing all data on all websites", so I needed something else. I was ...
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How can I detect the remote operating system?

Is it possible to detect the operating system type remotely from another system using any tools like nmap without admin privileges? What are the other alternatives for achieving this?
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OS fingerprinting [closed]

I have been asked to write a small tool that detects the running OS on a victim device. The tool should be able to fingerprint Linux versus Android versus iOS. Extra credit for version info. It needs ...
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Fraud detection to avoid fake users

I know there is no 100% solution for fraud detection, but at least I want to set some level of confidence in this use case. Suppose that I have a system where: A user need to make a registration A ...
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How to find Windows version from the file on a remote system

I need to find out what Windows and Service Pack system is currently running. All I have is ftp access, it means I cannot run any the software. Is there a way to determine what version of Windows, ...
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Youtube.com trying to extract HTML5 canvas data: is Youtube trying to fingerprint users' browser?

While trying to watch a Youtube videos using Tor browser, the Tor browser opens an alert window: This website (www.youtube.com) attempted to extract HTML5 canvas image data, which may be used to ...
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Spoofing TCP/IP stack OS Fingerprinting attacks in OSX

We need to change our OSX fingerprint in order to impersonate the Android OS against "passive OS fingerprinting" attacks. For Windows machines there are tools/guides for doing that, but can't find ...
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Is it possible to feed Firefox Flash plugin with controlled data for privacy reasons?

For privacy and security reasons, it would be strongly recommended to deactivate the Flash plugin in the browser. But I don't want to deactivate it, I want to fake privacy relevant information. ...
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Spoofing random browser information to defend against fingerprinting

Tor goes the way of trying to make everyone look the same to defend against browser fingerprinting. Wouldn't a simple addon that changes/adds as much information as possible randomly in short time ...
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Extra p0f v3 fingerprints files?

p0f v3 is a passive operating system detector. The latest release is 3.08b, dating to November, 2014. Given the releases of Windows 10, multiple Linux, Firefox and Chrome versions since then, the ...
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Custom browser based on Internet Explorer - Uniqueness questions

I have developed a custom web browser for Windows using C# (based on Internet Explorer 11) and I'm trying to understand & solve the next issues: 1. I adjusted the User Agent string and the ...
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Multiple types of tracking

In a system where I have reviews of products, to avoid fake reviews I have thought about doing the following: Limit one review for each account -> To bypass this measure, the user could create ...
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Canvas fingerprinting identifies the OS?

I recently read this article, about how a journalist was hacked. She describes how they used a 'fingerprinting' technique to identify her OS. The way they use a one pixel image, it sounds like the ...
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Disable HTML5 battery features

HTML5 has a feature set relating to client battery status. It has been described as a privacy hole, as it can be used to track and identify web users. Research suggests the features can be used even ...
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What are the best ways for an iOS 9 user to protect against device fingerprinting?

In response to this series of questions: What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS9 app collect? and as an update to this question: What are the best practices for maintaining privacy ...
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What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS9 app collect?

As a follow-on to these questions: What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS7 app collect? What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS8 app collect? Apple has apparently ...
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Passive fingerprinting of email client, based on email headers

Are there ways to passively fingerprint (infer) the operating system or mail client that an email sender is using, based upon the headers of an email from that sender? I'm familiar with passive ...
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What TCP-level commands affect the global configuration of the stack?

I'm looking at TCP, and what options may affect the global configuration so that I can detect a repeat visitor. What TCP commands (for lack of a better word) affect the global TCP stack? Or that or ...
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Browser Fingerprinting and Passwords stored by browser

I am using the Firefox browser on a Linux system and it came to my knowledge that it is possible for sites to take a fingerprint of the user visiting their homepages. So I actually have four ...
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Can a TPM's EK's public key (hash) be used to fingerprint a device?

The question How to use TPM to perform platform authentication is basically asking if the TPM's EK can be used to "authenticate" a host/device. And one of the answers says The Endorsement Key ...
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Is an SSL/TLS HTTPS certificate 'fingerprinting' attack possible?

If you download a friend's site's unique HTTPS root certificate (independent of default browser-shipped ones), or you simply make a 'permanent exception' to an obscure self-signed cert, in Firefox, I ...
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Does HTTPS protect you from fingerprinting by the NSA?

We've established that, for all intents and purposes, HTTPS hides what page you visit on a given server from NSA backbone wiretapping, but not the domain itself. But that's only IP / domain ...
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Using OpenAppID without Snort [closed]

Cisco Security introduced open source application detection and control mechanism which called "OpenAppID". Which can be checked in the link Lets say I have a sniffer application for myself; if I ...
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How to fake a browser fingerprint?

I'm developing a browser based on Google Chromium and keeping in mind that privacy is freedom; but I need to know how to protect my browser's users against fingerprinting. I was thinking about ...
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Are photographs of fingerprints a security risk?

It should be trivial to get fingerprint patterns for many of the most important people in the world, as they frequently (enough) wave their hand, palms forward, to many HD cameras. Is it possible to ...
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bot detection via browser fingerprinting

I've recently noticed that a few companies have begun to offer bot and scraping protection services based on the idea of browser fingerprinting to detect them, and then blocking the specific ...
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What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS8 app collect?

As a follow-on to this question: What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS7 app collect? What remaining device fingerprinting privacy / security vulnerabilities still exist as of iOS 8? Can ...
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DPI BitTorrent fingerprinting

For limiting the usage of BitTorrent, I must identify BitTorrent traffic. For handshaking, I am simply looking for "19" and "BitTorrent protocol" string. If it is DHT I am looking for ping or id ...
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Throttle network based on OS [closed]

What do I need to learn/know to throttle a clients network based on his/her operating system. For example: Someone in my network using Kali Linux... I would like to throttle their traffic to ...
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Can we build network topology using passive fingerprinting?

Can we use the tools such as P0f, OSSIM and other passive fingerprinting tools to build a comprehensive network topology of how the devices are interconnected ? or is there a passive finger printing ...
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Fingerprinting the webpage content

I'm moderating a closed section of a forum - think 'covered by NDA' (not actually, but it's a good equivalent of the situation), with restricted access. Sometimes we find screenshots from that forum ...
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Are Internet Explorers “Tracking Protection” able to prevent AddThis canvas fingerprinting?

A paper on web tracking mechanisms identifies the web-tracking company AddThis as a major user of canvas fingerprinting. Are IE:s Tracking Protection, provided Tracking Protection Lists including ...
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How is YouTube able to identify anonymous users?

A few days ago I was searching YouTube and I noticed an "outlier" video poped up in the suggestions list. This video had nothing to do with the topic being searched, but instead it was based on a ...
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Virtualization / Cloud-Stack fingerprinting from running VM

How can the host environment (not just the OS) be identified from a running guest VM. To determine what the underlying host and virtualization stacks being used actually are. I.e. whether there's a ...
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How to detect Snort on the network?

Does anyone know how to fingerprint an IPS ? is there any tool available to do the job? I want to detect snort in my network . Would appreciate any kind of help.
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Botnet fingerprinting

Does anyone know of any research of papers on fingerprinting botnets? If a given target is being brute forced or DDoSed do methods exist to determine if a brute force or DDoS on another target are ...
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Matching vulnerabilities with upstream versions

How am I supposed to match vulnerabilities with services fingerprint, with string like these? Is there a public database to match these versions with original versions? > 5.5.29-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 ...
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Service banner checking for vulnerabilities offline

Has anybody seen a tool where you can collect Service banners from something like nmap, output them to a file, the vuln vulnerability checks offline?
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What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS7 app collect?

I'm interested in unique information that is beyond typical user knowledge or control. As of iOS 7, users can easily protect local physical tracking by controlling radios (cell, WiFi, Bluetooth) in ...
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Discovering a vulnerable service on a machine

I am trying to get access to one of the machines in my lab. it has 2 tcp ports that I am highly suspecting which are: port 25 tcp port 111 tcp For port 25, it is supposed to be running SMTP, ...
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Defend against HTTP fingerprinting [closed]

I'm looking for ways to defend against common fingerprinting techniques used by hackers to identify what kind of setup my website is running on. I understand this is a complicated topic, and every ...
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Spoofing OS during browsing

I am using http://www.mybrowserinfo.com/ to gather some info about me while browsing. I want to change my OS to appear that its a Windows Xp machine.(No VM solutions please:D) If you have any ...
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Does google use browser fingerprinting? [closed]

I'm wondering whether besides collecting the typical tracking information (IP + cookies) google has already implemented browser fingerprinting? I read sometime not long ago about it being a ...
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How can I block flash from obtaining a list of available fonts in my browser? [closed]

How can I block Flash, at least in Chrome, from obtaining the list of available fonts in my browser? It seems that the combination of fonts available is the easiest way to fingerprint a browser.
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Can BitTorrent clients be fingerprinted?

As https://panopticlick.eff.org/ demonstrates, web browsers are very prone to fingerprinting, both active and passive (often you can fingerprint a web browser by simply monitoring the wire). My ...
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How to know if two IP addresses point to the same web server?

Doing some testing against two IP address in the scope I find one web server in each one. Both host what it seems the same web application. They are different public (accessible through Internet) IP ...
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Techniques for fingerprinting a web based content management system (CMS)

Let's say we have a random basic blog or informational website: just some pages with information, a sidebar with an overview of the archives, the normal stuff. We know of this website that it's built ...