The Tor Browser's font fingerprinting protection does not work in Tails
|Type of work:||Code||Affected tool:||Browser|
As reported by Panopticlick during the manual test session for Tails 2.0.
Enable the Tor Browser's font fingerprinting protection.
Sadly this was missed so we won't have it in Tails 2.0.
#3 Updated by cypherpunks over 1 year ago
The Tails 2.0 release announcement says "Tor Browser 5.5 introduces protection against fingerprinting but due to an oversight it is not enabled in Tails 2.0."
While the full story might be apparent to advanced users who click through to this issue, to everyone else, this statement is alarming and misleading because most of Tor Browser's fingerprinting defenses are still enabled and should work fine. (I suggest s/introduces protection against/introduces new protection against font/ to make this statement accurate.)
Also, the Known Issues page says "There are currently no known differences between the fingerprints of Tor Browser inside and outside of Tails." which is inaccurate due to this issue and the fact that AdBlock plus is enabled by default.
thanks for Tails, HTH, HAND!
#5 Updated by intrigeri over 1 year ago
- Status changed from Fix committed to In Progress
- Assignee set to sajolida
- % Done changed from 100 to 90
- QA Check changed from Pass to Dev Needed
I added this to the 'Known issues' page. We should revert f942b67 when release 2.2.
Any reason not to do that on the stable branch, so that we're done here and everything is automatically in order for next release (if it's an emergency one, we'll be happy not to have to think about such things at release time)?