Evercookie: the browser cookie that won’t die

Geek.com reports of an open-source project that is building a JavaScript API to provide developers with very persistent cookies for user identification. So far it uses 8 mechanisms to store the user id in the browser, ranging from standard cookies to LSO and original methods such as ETags and forced cached auto-generated PNG images. Soon in a browser near you: http://samy.pl/evercookie/