No-JS Fingerprinting

No-JS Fingerprinting is a POC that you can do fingerprinting — a way of uniquely identifying browsers — without the need for JavaScript.

Fingerprinting is a way of identifying browsers without the use of cookies or data storage. Created using properties like language and installed fonts, your fingerprint stays the same even if your browser is in incognito mode.

This demo further illustrates that fingerprinting is possible — even without JavaScript and cookies.

After clicking on “See more details” — or by taking a peek at the HTML source — you can see that the fingerprinting is done using:

When a certain aspect is supported, a request to a server-side script located at /signal/{sessionId}/{feature}/ is made to gather everything:

@supports(-webkit-app-region: inherit) { .css_probe_1 { background: url('/signal/123456789/cssBlink/') } }
@supports(-moz-appearance: inherit) { .css_probe_2 { background: url('/signal/123456789/cssGecko/') } }
@supports(-apple-pay-button-style: inherit) { .css_probe_3 { background: url('/signal/123456789/cssWebkit/') } }
@supports(-webkit-touch-callout: inherit) { .css_probe_4 { background: url('/signal/123456789/cssMobileWebkit/') } }
@supports(-moz-osx-font-smoothing: inherit) { .css_probe_5 { background: url('/signal/123456789/cssMacGecko/') } }
@supports(accent-color: inherit) { .css_probe_6 { background: url('/signal/123456789/cssTorGecko/') } }
@font-face { font-family: 'Roboto'; src: local('Roboto'), url('/signal/123456789/robotoFontAbsence/') format('truetype') }
@font-face { font-family: 'Ubuntu'; src: local('Ubuntu'), url('/signal/123456789/ubuntuFontAbsence/') format('truetype') }
@font-face { font-family: 'Calibri'; src: local('Calibri'), url('/signal/123456789/calibriFontAbsence/') format('truetype') }

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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