So whonix talks about making a “anon-printer” VM based on whonix workstation, and setting up the printer in that. However, given :
- The model/description string of the printer, and
- The ip address of the printer, for example: “10.1.2.3”
the wouldn’t that uniquely identify you to all disposable, anonymous VMs that you have the option to print from?
(Note: not as bad if your network happens to be 192.168.0.0/24)
I don’t know if web sites one visits can access the printer settings in a torbrowser, but it seems like a risk.
Should there be a special sys-cups (or sys-printer) VM that they print to, in order to not uniquely identify to the browser?
Note, I’m just talking about having the expected anonymity of torbrowser dissapear. I’m not worried about the tracking information on the printed pages, or the unencrypted network traffic yet.