Enhancing dark web surveillance through browser fingerprinting for monitoring illegal activities

Selahattin Hurol Turen, Rafiqul Islam, Kenneth Eustace, Geoff Fellows

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paperpeer-review


This paper provides the latest information on browser fingerprinting issues in the Dark Web. The data analysis has been initiated, and the latest techniques for browser fingerprinting are included. A comparative analysis between different browser fingerprinting techniques has also been conducted. After analysing the gaps in previous techniques, a better approach has been planned which is explained in part 4. This approach aims to detect illegal forum activities in the Dark Web by using browser fingerprinting methods and to protect innocent users, such as whistle-blowers, from browser fingerprinting attacks. Browser fingerprinting actions do not include sensitive user information, making data analysis possible without ethical issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Science and Data Engineering (CSDE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798350341072
ISBN (Print)9798350341089 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Science and Data Engineering: IEEE CSDE 2023 - Shangir-La’s Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island, Fiji
Duration: 04 Dec 202306 Dec 2023
https://ieee-csde.org/csde2023/conference-schedule/ (Schedule)
https://ieee-csde.org/csde2023/reviewer-guide/ (Reviewers Guide)


Conference10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Science and Data Engineering
Abbreviated titleSecure Data Via Blockchain
CityYanuca Island
OtherThe 10th IEEE CSDE 2023, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Science and Data Engineering 2023, offers an ideal opportunity for researchers, engineers, academics and students from all over the world to bring the latest technological advances and applications in popular computer science and data engineering areas, as well as to network and promote the discipline. Cutting-edge researchers will present keynote speeches during a three-day program featuring tutorials and technical sessions on theory, analysis, design, testing and advances in computer science, data science and data engineering. Scholarships are offered for students to cover the cost of attending the conference and reduced registration fees apply to delegates from UN least developed countries. The papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Digital Library.

This year IEEE CSDE 2023 is being held at the Shangir-La’s Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island, Nadi, Fiji. Yanuca Island is a leading tourism, business and events city boasting arguably one of the best lifestyles in the world. The island is only 43.13 km far from the Nadi International Airport. Inspiration is on the horizon, and nature is at your doorstep on the private Yanuca Island, Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island, Fiji, offers the essence of an exclusive island hideaway yet is conveniently connected to the mainland by a causeway. The 443 ocean-view guest rooms take their inspiration from a traditional Fijian village featuring rich local culture and nature elements. The Conference is hosted and sponsored by the Computer Society, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji; The University of Fiji, Fiji, CQUniversity, Australia; Massy University, New Zealand and NPS Australia.
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