[tbb-bugs] #13543 [Tor Browser]: HTML5 media support may lead to OS fingerprinting

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Fri Oct 24 05:08:10 UTC 2014

#13543: HTML5 media support may lead to OS fingerprinting
     Reporter:  cypherpunks  |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-os
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 > We already were thinking of disabling everything but WebM and VP8-9 at
 the high security level there.

 Media plugins and stuff should be disabled by default like browser plugins
 disabled now. It's not about slider, or slider should to have negative
 levels that will allow to shoot in the foot, which happens if flash plugin

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13543#comment:3>
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