About Device Fingerprint/Deviceprint
A device fingerprint is known by many names including a machine fingerprint, browser fingerprint, deviceprint, user fingerpint. It is composed of information collected about an online computing device for the purpose of unique identification of the device on subsequent visits. A device fingerprint can fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies and other tracking data is turned off.
Basic web browser information has long been collected by web analytics services in an effort to accurately measure real human web traffic and discount various forms of click fraud. With the assistance of client-side scripting languages, collection of much more esoteric parameters is possible. Device fingerprints have proven useful in the detection and prevention of online identity theft and credit card fraud.
The Darkwave Technologies project is to develop code to make it simpler for developers to create a device fingerprint system for use in online fraud prevention and the prevention of general malicious behaviour.
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