firefox web browser

After the implementation of the “Do Not Track” feature has failed, most websites simply ignoring this setting, Firefox is implementing a new anti-tracking technology that promises to be more difficult to bypass, with help from the IT Consulting Services in Melbourne, this will be possible, the company hopes that this won’t happen again, with all the security measures they have taken.

The procedure describes the way websites and ad companies can track you by establishing the identity of the web browser based on multiple data about software and hardware configuration, by constructing a digital signature of the device you’re using. Even with the “Do Not Track” setting activated, the web browser keeps a unique fingerprint that can be used to track you.

Fingerprinting describes the way sites and online advertisers are able to track you based on aggregating numerous tiny details about your system configuration, ranging from your operating system to your system fonts and even your screen size. Even if you have tracking turned off, services can use these tiny clues to build a unique fingerprint for you and use this to track you across sites.

Firefox is not the only web browser that promises to block tracking as Apple promised the same for the Safari web browser.

Firefox will also start to automatically block scripts that are used to mine virtual coins but users can allow this if they want ( maybe some websites offer benefits ).

The new anti-tracking features will be implemented with the Firefox 67 version of the web browser and they are based on technology provided by Disconnect, a company specialized in security solutions that also provides the same services for the Chrome web browser as an extension that users can choose to install or not, whatever they choose to do they can have the certainty of browsing safely.


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