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You either use TOR (only way to browse without an unique fingerprint) or have a hardened Firefox without using most sites that could potentially track you.
Browserleaks is not extensive but it gives you a good idea of how to reduce that fingerprint https://browserleaks.com . Another option is to use https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js but be sure to read their wiki
I was a bit paranoid and wanted to make it not unique, I reached my goal but… then I got banned from multiple platforms because I was “suspicious”, or I don’t know how to say it… and the faking data takes a lot of my browser load time…
Don’t listen to people that says Brave browser is fantastic… they can still track you.
I use the default Firefox browser, then I searched info to remove the tracking things built in on
about:configand then I installed an open source add-on to fake everything, but I removed this add-on because it breaks websites and I get banned a lot.
Now I just use Firefox containers to keep cookies I care in separated containers, a cookie/data cleaner but keeps the logged sessions on the selected containers (sometimes Google don’t allow me to log in again because they can’t validate it’s me, so I need to keep at least one cookie session in case that happens again), and a proxy working with containers, so a container called “social” will go through Tor, so my ISP can’t know my likes or politic thoughts.
You can customize it pretty much as you want, if you want me to search what add-ons I use and used to make this possible I could if you were really interested. I just want to say, careful getting banned for being suspicious.
In summary, you can find open source tools/add-ons to do it, but you will have a lot of issues to use it for daily tasks, so maybe just try to find a balance.
Firefox fingerprint blocking has notorious errors with many websites. Instead of attempting to deny fingerprinting, Brave sends random info for each request. Maybe I’m missing something, how does denying fingerprinting for websites deemed untrusted make it more thorough than Brave which sends random info for any request??
Both are great, but I don’t really see the need of Brave, all their features can be reach with add-ons also open source on Firefox, as I said on my post. Using add-ons you can make websites block you for being suspicious.
But on Firefox I have containers and can keep the cookies I want on different containers if I am not interested to be logged in, you can also have proxy for each container. I also have an add-on that deletes cookies/all data each 10 seconds unless the domains on the containers I specified. I don’t think Brave can beat this.
With this add-on https://absolutedouble.co.uk/trace/ you have strong fingerprint protection.
Sorry for being lazy, but does proxying Firefox containers require an add-on?
Yeah, I’m using this one right now, it’s open source, so I trust to it. And Tor proxy is located at localhost:9050, so it’s easy to set up it.
That’s great, thanks!
The Brave Browser has fantastic finger print blocking as it sends randomized information each time any service attempts to finger print your browser. Maybe start using Brave and forget about the issue? Its a chromium browser which by default blocks ad’s and trackers too. I’d recommend increasing the tracking and fingerprint security in the settings though.
Actually it’s really hard *not* to have a unique fingerprint and any addon you would install will rapidly make it harder.
If your goal is to avoir having a unique fingerprint, I think it’s better to navigate through Tor. If it’s not, I think you can install some addons (try to avoid having too many of them and those which have been known by the community since a certain time, so your browser stays smooth and you reduce security risks).
um… that’s the opposite of what op wanted
@peeonyou [Removed confused part, sorry for that]
I think it’s important to refer to our threat model when we talk about privacy so we know what are our best options: https://www.privacyguides.org/basics/threat-modeling/
If you can afford having a unique fingerprint but still want high privacy and security, using a password manager and only a few addons is okay.
@peeonyou Oh sorry, I just read that I said “having a unique fingerprint” instead of “not having a unique fingerprint” everywhere. >.>
You sure bout that? I interpret
I don't want my browser add-ons to make my fingerprint unique.as if they don’t want a unique fingerprint.
@coldhotman Yeah, sorry! I just read again what I wrote and I reversed everything. >.>
I’ll edit my messages.
Sht happens. 😄