What is browser fingerprinting and how does it work?

Browser fingerprinting is the process of third-party websites and platforms gathering enough information about you as a user that they can uniquely identify and trace you. This has serious implications for any business running multiple accounts online, and is a top reason for account bans. Read on to find out more about how browser fingerprinting … Continue

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Why blocking fingerprinting does not stop account bans

So, you’ve been running multiple accounts or storefronts and you’ve received the email that puts a stop to all your business activity: “your account has been suspended”. As we’ve previously covered, there is very little you can do to appeal and little chance of reinstatement with platforms like Facebook Business. The automatic next step for … Continue

Why mimicking a device is becoming almost impossible

If you’ve seen Quentin Tarantino’s film Inglourious Basterds, you probably remember the bar scene where a British spy undercover as a Nazi officer drops his mask through an unconscious gesture. Although he wears a Nazi uniform and speaks German well, he gives himself by a minor detail: his fingers. When ordering three more pints, instead … Continue

Why are my accounts getting banned on platforms like Facebook Business?

“My accounts have been banned – what next?” Anyone running multiple accounts, whether affiliate marketers, ecommerce specialists or more, will come across this question in their career. And when you’ve spent time carefully building up your business, only to have it disappear, the consequences can be devastating. That’s why, in this week’s article, we’re pulling … Continue

Hidden in plain sight: mitigating the dangers of browser extensions (2/2)

Browsers extensions are a significant risk to any business that depends on managing multiple accounts. In the first part of this two-part series, we explained four areas of browser extension detection. In this second part, we reveal how extension detection is far from theoretical experimentation, but is in fact used by big names like LinkedIn … Continue

Hidden in plain sight: the risks of browser extensions (1/2)

Hands up if you’ve customized your browsing experience with extensions. Perhaps you’ve added an ad blocker, or one to check your writing, or even one against fingerprinting. However, what if these extensions weren’t as secure as you thought – and actually posed a real risk to your online activity? Our research has revealed exactly these … Continue