Opened 13 months ago

Closed 10 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#26167 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make Torbutton security settings more customizable

Reported by: indigotime Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: settings, security level
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #20843 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

Torbutton allows to switch security level between 3 presets. Can you make it more customizable, like WebAPI Manager? (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/webapi-manager/)

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by cypherpunks

More cutomization = easier to fingerprint 🙈

🥀

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by traumschule

Parent ID: #20843

comment:3 Changed 10 months ago by arma

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Yeah, giving users more options here is exactly the wrong path.

The security slider intentionally has only a limited number of options -- the more options there are, the more distinguishable people become, and we want to make sure that there are no groups that have very few users in them.

comment:4 in reply to:  1 ; Changed 8 months ago by indigotime

Replying to arma:

the more options there are, the more distinguishable people become

This is a false statement.
The same browser may have different options at different time. In general, adding more customizations won't make browser more fingerprintable.

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 8 months ago by traumschule

Replying to indigotime:

In general, adding more customizations won't make browser more fingerprintable.

Is this statement backed by anything?

If so i'm interested to read your answer to
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#fingerprinting-linkability

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