We like fingerprinting technology. The data can help, when used as an additional parameter, to identify risk.
It’s by no means perfect…. The Gartner Group has many studies highlighting the issues with false tagging, being able to properly tag mobile devices, and the problem with devices changing hands often. We have seen devices go from good to bad, bad to good, in a fairly short period of time. But overall, we also have seen some strong benefits of incorporating device fingerprinting into our testing model.
This example of a single fingerprint includes over 200 high risk sign-up requests across multiple accounts, using 196 domains, and coming from 190 IPs over three weeks. All the IPs in the United States were unknown proxies or drones. By combining our fingerprinting and activity testing engine, we were able to link them together and then back to an IP in UK, and finally back to an IP in India.
Peter Cholnoky October 16th, 2014
Posted In: Vetting-API
Tags: device fingerprint