Pierre Laperdrix

Full-time researcher at CNRS

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About Me

I am currently a full-time researcher (Chargé de Recherche) for CNRS in the CRIStAL laboratory. I am working in the SPIRALS team on computer security and privacy with a touch of software engineering.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the PragSec lab at Stony Brook University and, after, in the Secure Web Applications Group at Cispa.

I obtained my PhD working on browser fingerprinting in the DiverSE team at INRIA Rennes where I developed the AmIUnique.org and Fingerprint Central websites.

Scientific publications

  • 2020

  • Don’t count me out: On the relevance of IP addresses in the tracking ecosystem

    Vikas Mishra, Pierre Laperdrix, Antoine Vastel, Walter Rudametkin, Romain Rouvoy and Martin Lopatka
    Proceedings of the 2020 edition of The Web Conference (WWW 2020)
    Taipei, Taïwan (acceptance rate: 19%)

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  • Browser fingerprinting: A survey

    Pierre Laperdrix, Nataliia Bielova, Benoit Baudry and Gildas Avoine
    Journal ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB)
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  • 2019

  • Less is More: Quantifying the Security Benefits of Debloating Web Applications

    Babak Amin Azad, Pierre Laperdrix and Nick Nikiforakis
    Proceedings of the 28th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Sec. 2019)
    Santa Clara, CA, USA (acceptance rate: 16%)

    PDF Artifact

  • Morellian Analysis for Browsers: Making Web Authentication Stronger With Canvas Fingerprinting

    Pierre Laperdrix, Gildas Avoine, Benoit Baudry and Nick Nikiforakis
    Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA 2019)
    Gothenburg, Sweden (acceptance rate: 29%)

    PDF Artifact Demo

  • Unnecessarily Identifiable: Quantifying the fingerprintability of browser extensions due to bloat

    Oleksii Starov, Pierre Laperdrix, Alexandros Kapravelos and Nick Nikiforakis
    Proceedings of the 2019 edition of The Web Conference (WWW 2019)
    San Fransisco, CA, USA (acceptance rate: 20%)

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  • Time Does Not Heal All Wounds: A Longitudinal Analysis of Security-Mechanism Support in Mobile Browsers

    Meng Luo, Pierre Laperdrix, Nima Honarmand, Nick Nikiforakis
    Proceedings of the 26th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2019)
    San Diego, CA, USA (acceptance rate: 17%)

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  • 2018

  • FP-Scanner: The Privacy Implications of Browser Fingerprint Inconsistencies

    Antoine Vastel, Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin, Romain Rouvoy
    Proceedings of the 27th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Sec. 2018)
    Baltimore, MD, USA (acceptance rate: 19%)

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  • FP-STALKER: Tracking Browser Fingerprint Evolutions

    Antoine Vastel, Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin, Romain Rouvoy
    Proceedings of the 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P 2018)
    San Francisco, CA, USA (acceptance rate: 11%)

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  • Hiding in the Crowd: an Analysis of the Effectiveness of Browser Fingerprinting at Large Scale

    Alejandro Gómez-Boix, Pierre Laperdrix, Benoit Baudry
    Proceedings of the 2018 edition of The Web Conference (WWW 2018)
    Lyon, France (acceptance rate: 15%)

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  • 2017

  • FPRandom: Randomizing core browser objects to break advanced device fingerprinting techniques

    Pierre Laperdrix, Benoit Baudry, Vikas Mishra
    Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS 2017)
    Bonn, Germany (acceptance rate: 37%)

    - Distinguished Artifact Award
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  • 2016

  • Beauty and the Beast: Diverting modern web browsers to build unique browser fingerprints

    Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin, Benoit Baudry
    Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P 2016)
    San Jose, CA, USA (acceptance rate: 13%)

    - 2018 CNIL-Inria European Privacy Protection Award
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  • 2015

  • Mitigating browser fingerprint tracking: multi-level reconfiguration and diversification

    Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin, Benoit Baudry
    Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2015)
    Florence, Italy (acceptance rate: 29%)

    PDF Slides Artifact (Original) Artifact (Docker)


PhD Thesis

  • Browser Fingerprinting: Exploring Device Diversity to Augment Authentication and Build Client-Side Countermeasures

    Pierre Laperdrix
    Defense in October 2017
    - Honorable mention for the 2018 Gilles Kahn PhD thesis award
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