Research shows users can be tracked without cookies

Users who surf the Web via Internet Explorer, Firefox and other common browsers are trackable 94% of the time, even if they have deactivated cookies, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting. Although the information compiled from online activities doesn’t reveal user identities, it yields a “fingerprint” that signals their presence when they move to other sites, according to EFF. ThreatMetrix and 41st Parameter are among the security vendors to use this “cookie-less Web tracking” to prevent fraud on banking, e-commerce and social sites.  Computerworld/IDG News Service


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