How to Prevent Browser Fingerprinting with Multilogin
Everyone wants to protect their privacy. However, lately it’s been getting harder to do so. Just as the safety measures evolve (such as VPNs and proxy networks), new ways of getting your data pop up all around too. The most recent and detailed one is browser fingerprinting. What’s tricky about it is that you can’t disable it, block it or hide from it with a VPN. However, it’s not impossible to mask your information. In this article, we’ll look through how to prevent browser fingerprinting using Multilogin application to restore your privacy.
Spoofing is the New Black
Just as mentioned above, browser fingerprinting is a hard thing to get rid of. It’s mainly due to it being an automatic process that happens every time you access a website. It’s original purpose is to get a website displayed correctly according to your parameters (e.g. screen resolution, language, etc).
However, as it’s now moved past working to your advantage and more siding with digital marketers collecting your data, now is the best time to make it stop. Even though it might sound hard, it’s not impossible.
When thinking about preventing browser fingerprinting, don’t look at it as something that needs to be blocked – you’ll simply end up in a catch 22. Instead, turn it ‘round a bit: don’t fight against the website reading your fingerprint, just feed it the wrong information.
All-in-one Solution Against Browser Fingerprinting: Multilogin
There are a few different plugins and extensions that can help you with spoofing one element at a time, but we’ve discovered the perfect solution for those who like to work smart, not hard.
The Multilogin app looks at protection against fingerprinting at different angle and takes spoofing to the next level. It doesn’t stop the fingerprinting process altogether, but instead creates a whole new realistic user profile by mimicking a physical device and letting websites read that instead.
With Multilogin you can create multiple accounts that simulate different devices. While that does wonders for hiding your real browser fingerprint, it can also help you solve a number of different online problems such as multiple social media account management, scraping, and ad verification.
Not sure how to start using proxies with Multilogin? No worries, we’ve got a tutorial on how to integrate proxies into the Multilogin app.
Other Add-Ons to Prevent Browser Fingerprinting
If you think that Multilogin won’t be enough (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it though), here’s a few extra ways you can minimize fingerprinting:
Use a User Agent Spoofer: for example, Chameleon goes through different user agents in the time intervals selected. This way, each time your browser gets fingerprinted, one attribute will be different already. You can use a different user switcher as well, just keep in mind that you should go for a rotating user agent over a static one.
Use a privacy-focused browser: here’s where Brave and Tor come in handy. Both of the browsers don’t store any of your information, clear cookies automatically after you’re done browsing and so stop third-party ad tracking. Tor also claims that they aim to make each user appear the same, making your individual fingerprint less unique.
While all of these options sound nice, most of them have their own advantages and disadvantages. An agent spoofer only changes one attribute and the so-claimed privacy-focused Tor browser is vulnerable to IP leaks and is created and funded by the US government. So to make it all easier for you, we’d encourage you to look into Multilogin a bit more.
Frequently asked questions about preventing browser fingerprinting
How does browser fingerprinting work?
How do I protect my browser from fingerprinting?
Technically, you can’t stop browser fingerprinting altogether. However, you can spoof your browser and device attributes so the wrong information would be collected.
Does Google use browser fingerprinting?
Yes. All major sites, including Google and Facebook, use browser fingerprinting for targeted adverts.