Do computers have an identification?


8 months ago
Hi, so I was just curious if computers could themselves be identified while browsing the internet. For example, could an experienced hacker gain access to a computers serial number while browsing online, or anything else that would allow that person to fallow the computer's identity?

Thanks

7 months ago
Well, yes and no.

"Experienced hacker" normally cannot get your cpuid or hdd serial number (unless using some 0-day exploits which is rare situation).

But combination of your browser user-agent, javascript version, OS version, accept-language headers, etc... is usually unique enough. Visit https://panopticlick.eff.org/ to test your browser's uniqueness.

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