What is the "Balaclava Principle"?

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The "Balaclava Principle" is a concept that characterizes an action, method or set of measures aimed at achieving anonymity, in which the user achieves anonymity, but at the same time unifies himself among the majority of users.

"The principle balaclavas" appeared after a detailed research on the possibilities of browser-based antidects. The fact is that all currently existing browser prints are not unique, which in turn means that even if your Canvas fingerprint is 99% unique (source - https://browserleaks.com/canvas) in the context of large services will be repeated very often, for example, take Amazon and its monthly number of visitors 553 million (source - https://ahrefs.com/blog/most-visited-websites/).Accordingly, we can assume that if your fingerprint is 99% unique, another 5.5 million users will have the same fingerprint. And we can provide the same statistics for absolutely all existing browser user fingerprints.

Currently existing methods of substitution of browser fingerprints of the user used in the vast majority of anti-detection browsers use the technology of adding "noise", which leads to a 100% unique browser fingerprint, and this, in turn, unicalizes the user among all other visitors to the web resource and from the protection systems to such a user can be applied additional sanctions in the form of restrictions on actions, additional verifications and other things.

The use of anonymizing technologies, resulting in unique, user, and called "the Principle of Balaklava".


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