Toggling toolbars leads to reduced anonymity.
|Reported by:||malaparte||Owned by:||tbb-team|
If you visit panopticlick.eff.org from the TBB, you're roughly in an anonymity set of 1 in every 4000 users. Now turn off a toolbar in View>Toolbars and your fingerprint is unique or 1 in a million or so. Subsequent restarts of TBB do not toggle the toolbar back to default setting.
I suggest making toggling menu / navigation bars impossible in the TBB.
A scenario where this matters is a case when a user finds their anonymity compromised by accidentally toggling the menu bar off (like I did).
Change History (7)
comment:5 Changed 19 months ago by erinn
- Component changed from TorBrowserButton to Tor Browser
- Keywords tbb-torbutton added
- Owner changed from mikeperry to tbb-team