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Presented by: Libor Polčák
Libor Polcák is an assistant professor and researcher on the Faculty of Information Technology at the Brno University of Technology with a focus on security and data protection in networking and on the Web. His area of interests include device identification, network identities, privacy, and data protection. He finished his Ph.D. studies on the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology in 2017. In 2018, he received the Czech Minister of the Interior award for outstanding results in the area of security research. Since 2022, he is a member in the Pool of Experts of the European Data Protection Board. He works on the JShelter Webextension.
The Web is used daily by billions. Even so, users are not protected from many threats by default. This presentation will introduce JShelter, a Webextension that helps in returning the browser to users. JShelter builds on top of previous Web privacy and security research. JShelter focuses on fingerprinting prevention, limitations of rich Web APIs, prevention of attacks connected to timing, and learning information about the computer, the browser, the user, and surrounding physical environment and location. JShelter provides a fingerprinting report and other feedback that can be used by future security research. Thousands of users around the world use the extension every day.