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

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#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):

 OP here:

 Mike, thank you for the info (missed that ticket, sorry!).
 However two questions:

 1. What do you mean "binary"? Gstreamer is free software. Are you talking
 about the codecs installed in the system itself? I would assume using a
 distro like Debian or Trisquel (which use only free software) would
 aleviate this issue.

 2. So, could this be used in security/privacy manner? Or we should maybe
 leave it to TAILS? I ask because since TAILS provides a more "fail close"
 environment, maybe it could be left enabled there but disabled in native
 TBB. Opinions? Should hackers go and watch redtube porn videos on tor
 browser bundle with this, or will their momma know their into asian
 chicks?? :P

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13543#comment:4>
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