We have done our Master’s Thesis project about Browser Fingerprinting as an alternative to cookie-based identification methods. Now, I know what you’re thinking; tracking Internet users without them knowing is evil. Well it might be, at least if you’re not transparent about what you collect and why you want to track your users. Another crucial feature which needs be provided not to be evil, is some way for the users to opt-out (e.g. DNT). Anyhow, the ethical issues have not been our main concern for the thesis as we have been looking at the technical challenges.
Master thesis work for two students - 30 hec
The thesis work objective is to develop a statistical model capable of identifying a unique web browser between repeated sessions without storing any information at the client side such as tracking cookies.