Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#17999 new defect

Changed default GUI font might help fingerprinting JA Windows users

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-fingerprinting-fonts
Cc: yawning, arthuredelstein Actual Points:
Parent ID: #18097 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


As yawning noted in #17550 the default GUI font changed across Windows versions:

  • Windows XP -> MS UI Gothic (Not sure if this needs to be localized, don't have a box with this)
  • Windows Vista/7 -> メイリオ
  • Windows 8/8.1 -> Meiryo UI
  • Windows 10 -> Yu Gothic UI

This might aid in fingerprinting JA users which are on Windows.

Child Tickets

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by arthuredelstein

Parent ID: 18097

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by arthuredelstein

Parent ID: 18097#18097
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