Hey guys !
I find this a very valuable and useful piece of information and it provides a great insight on the kind of fingerprints Instagram looks for on every client .
So without further due, here is the piece of code that gives us pretty much every possible fingerprint that you will need to avoid if you want to stay 100% off the radar
It’s way more information than I could have ever imagined , some of these I was already aware of and you can find such evidence by checking the invisible app permissions of android app for example .
But that’s really just a small part of everything they are logging … it’s pretty scary to be honest !
Here’s some of the most relevant logging events that you can check on this code :
- BATTERY_STATUS (They have battery to all your battery stats, temperature, etc)
- PROXIMITY_SENSOR (And every other kind of sensor in your phone)
Check the file with the full fingerprint tracking list and you will understand that theorethically they can fingerprint any device uniquely in a very easy way .
And here are all the hidden permissions for the Android App as well :
I believe that even though all these parameters are logged not all are being actively used by their algorithm for bot detection etc , but I think it shows us that even if you are changing your advertising ids, factory resetting or whatever you may think of, at the end of the day they could still identify you by many other fingerprints such as your battery level, sim operator or whatever . .
I hope this will be useful in giving everyone a better understanding of the kind of activity logging Instagram does these days, and also in achieving a better trust score with our automations