Device Fingerprinting
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Tools for cybersecurity – what should they do? This question inevitably arose in the late 1990s when companies began to work via the Internet. At the same time, scammers and fraudsters made their way into this sphere, and demand for device check had grown. Simultaneously such a tool as device fingerprinting appeared and it is widely used till now because of its usefulness and good results among other security measures.

What is device fingerprinting?

A machine or device fingerprinting means the process of data collection about the software and hardware of any device. The main aim is the identification of the latter. All the gathered data is usually accumulated in the form of a short identifier using special algorithms. Nowadays browser fingerprinting also exists as an option when the data is gathered while the device is connected to the browser.

A tool that became widely known in Europe and in the USA as fingerprint SDK allows identification of the individual device. It can be full or partial even when cookies are not read or stored, the user hides IP address, or simultaneously uses more than one web browser.

Such device check is popular because of the detection and prevention of different kinds of thefts and frauds with its help. Additionally, it provides records of the browser history of the user even when he or she tries to hide it. The tool was aimed at security measures but led to targeted advertising, which interrupts privacy.

Altogether, there are numerous discussions about fingerprint SDK and its appropriate usage, but everyone who needs to check devices for fraud definitely utilizes it.

The effective device fingerprinting with Covery

Covery analyzes over 5,000,000 actions of users every day and provides device and browser fingerprinting technologies. It is a reliable option for risk assessment and spotting fraudsters efficiently.

For device check, the special technology was designed and it collects information during all the steps of the user. The tool spots the following fraud patterns:

  • application frauds;
  • payment frauds;
  • account takeovers;
  • attacks of bots;
  • compromised account;
  • emulated user or device.

In order to check the device and apply this option, you need to:

  1. Get the script string in the ‘Covery documentation’.
  2. Insert script to the needed page.
  3. Get the results, score users and create solutions for further protection.

Online payments and other actions via Internet are going to be safe with this powerful tool. It will protect your business from scammers and fraudsters creating a highly secure environment for customers without any interruptions of their activity.