237 reviews
  • leider kaum nutzbar! Der Hesteller bietet eine Whitelist an, aber die bringt absolut nichts, das Kästchen kann man Internet Seiten füllen wie man will, aber sie werden trotzdem Gnadenlos geblockt, es funktioniert dann absolut nichts, gerade die SUchmaschinenseite: swisscows.ch. Daher wieder deinstalliert, den mit so etwas kann man nicht arbeiten!
    Ich kann Ihr Problem mit swisscows.ch leider nicht reproduzieren. Bitte öffnen Sie ein Ticket bei https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues, damit wir das Problem eingrenzen und lösen können. Die Kommunikationsmöglichkeit hier ist einfach zu stark eingeschränkt.

    In meinen Tests funktioniert auch die Whitelist mit dem Eintrag "swisscows.ch". Wobei in so einem Fall besser ein Seiten-spezifischer Blockiermodus eingestellt wird.

    PS: Die Bezeichnung "Hersteller" ist etwas falsch. Ich bin eine Person, die dieses Addon in der Freizeit entwickelt.
  • Nice addon, but why it needs reading and changing privacy settings? This is new after the last update. Why you need that now?
    As discussed in https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues/438:

    The access to the privacy setting is needed to display the notice for privacy.resistFingerprinting. So it's not that important but unfortunately I cannot make it optional.

    CB only reads that and does not write any privacy settings: https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/search?q=%22browser.privacy%22&unscoped_q=%22browser.privacy%22
  • Such a wonderful addon. Works like charm
  • One of the best Spoofing addon, Developer is excellent person.
    Thanks for the nice complement.
  • A very necessary idea. Great embodiment. Must have addon. Thank you!
  • Thanks, works great and easy to setup. A well made add-on.
  • Thanks, very much options to hidden such parameters
  • Hi. I've been using this add-on for a while now. Is it still relevant with the new Firefox update which includes anti-fingerprinting? thanks
    Yes, it still has purpose. See https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues/349 for further information.
  • After installing this add-on, Panopticlick's test shows I have zilch protection from fingerprinting. The author claims that the unique fingerprint is different each time you test it, but that's just not true...almost everything remains unchanged. Most alarming: also true for both hash numbers.

    Edit: Responding to your comment: I have tested via Panopticlick many times, reloading the page, or opening a new page and testing again. I get no difference from one test to another, including the two hash numbers, which always remain the same. Shuffling people off to Github's CanvasBlocker issues is not the answer! I've tried another fingerprint hider that is also highly rated (Antifingerprint), and likewise it doesn't work. According to EFF, there is no solution yet...and is why they don't recommend any anti-fingerprint add-on, nor have made their own. And they're pretty much the last word re. online security. See:


    People are just fooling themselves if they think any anti-fingerprint add-on really works.

    Edit 2: I'm not interested in reporting to Github, I doubt anything will be done about it, as I am not the only person who gets failed protection with CanvasBlocker. Opening a ticket with Github would be like plunking a message down a bottomless, black pit. Panopticlick may be 10 years old, but it still maintains accurate results...what is there to update? I have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to "false," BTW...though I did have it on "true" for awhile. Doesn't seem to make any difference with Panopticlick. As for "persistent random number generator enabled," there is no such option in about:config. My point is this: if your add-on actually worked, Mozilla would've made you rich by purchasing the rights to embed it in their browser.
    The hashes change for me if I hit "Re-test your browser". Depending on the CB settings the hashes may stay the same (Random number generator). Please open an issue at https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues with your settings. Then we investigate the problem further.

    Edit in response to your edit: if the hash does not change for you with CanvasBlocker it might be a bug and I want to investigate it further. But this review page is a very bad communication channel for such things (e.g. I did not get any notification that you edited your review and you have no way to actually respond). That's why you should create an issue at Github. It's not about "shuffling people off". It's about better communication and actually solving the problem and/or getting better insight.

    The EFF investigation is 10 years old (CB is "only" 5 years old) and I think some improvements were made in the meantime. I can only repeat myself: on https://panopticlick.eff.org/ I get different hashes when I click "Re-test your browser".

    I have two ideas why you get the same hash:
    1. you have privacy.resistFingerprinting enabled which also protects canvas (see https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues/158 and https://github.com/ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js/issues/767 for further information)
    2. you have the persistent random number generator enabled (stealth preset)

    In response to your edit2: it's OK if you do not want to report a Github. At the moment I have no issue open at Github were the protection is not working - I try to solve them as quick as possible. Sometimes it's a CB bug and sometimes it's a misconfiguration or misunderstanding. If you know of other persons with failed protection maybe they want to help me to solve this issue. Without the complete details of the system and some sort of reproduction scenario I have no way of knowing what is going wrong.
    I do not know which bad experiences you had with Github but it's simply a development platform and the kind of responses/interaction can vary very much between repositories. It all depends on people.

    I had several issue with exactly the same symptom (hash not changing - like https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues/199 with Panopticlick or the most recent one being https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues/425). All of them were resolved or I had do close them because I did not get an answer for my following up questions that I have to prompt to solve the issue.

    I do not say that Panopticlick does not maintain accurate results. I simply say that some people try to solve the problem in the last 10 years and made progress (the most know is the TOR Browser and the Firefox uplift privacy.resistFingerprinting). I know that CanvasBlocker is not perfect and there will be other fingerprinting techniques and attack vectors in the future that CB does not cover at the moment. But at the moment (and especially with the Canvas hashes on Panopticlick) it's working fine.

    The "random number generator" is a setting withing the CanvasBlocker settings - I could show you a screenshot of where to find it if we were on Github...
    It is set to "persistent" if you selected the "stealth" preset upon installation.

    I do not see a point why Mozilla would want to buy my add-on. If they would want to incorporate it into their browser they simply could to it as it's open source and the licence allows the usage for non commercial usage (and they do charge money for Firefox). There are loads of good add-ons that work and that are not integrated into Firefox. That's the idea and beauty of Firefox: you can customize it.
  • Unfortunately Canvas Fingerprint spoofing does not work, your test website, browserleaks and panopticon reports unique identifier even though the addod reports successful block. Tested with and without other addons, the result stays the same.

    Audio and DomRECT API seems to work just fine.

    EDIT #1: That would explain it, I do have privacy.resistFingerprinting enabled. Thank you for the links they were a good read on the subject and I apologize for jumping into conclusions without searching about the issue beforehand. Perhaps a notice in the addon options would help people like me stop taking the stars away. I give back what I took :)
    Do you have privacy.resistFingerprinting enabled? If yes the result is expected (and OK). See further information in https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues/158 and https://github.com/ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js/issues/767

    If you do not have it enabled please open an issue at https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues with detailed informations.

    In response to your edit: no problem - you are not the first one and will not be the last one. I'm not sure were to put the notice exactly. I opened https://github.com/kkapsner/CanvasBlocker/issues/427 for that.
  • Absolute amazing job !
    Please make a defender for font fingerprinting also. You have the skills as the only :-)
  • Love this extension. Whitelist feature was not so obvious until I came to write this comment and saw the screenshot with address bar icon :D
    Still, I believe UX might be further simplified. I'm thinking along the lines of Chameleon, FoxyProxy, NoScript, etc with multipage popups.