[Assist] User agent in iceweasel

Benoît benoitne at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 15:09:40 GMT 2016

Yep perfect it makes sense thanks!

for who are interesed i just download this firefox extention to spoof 
browser profile :) and generate a new one every X minutes!

On 01/18/16 16:06, Isaac David wrote:
> It's a privacy feature, not a bug. Icecat and Torbrowser do the same 
> by default.
> Web servers can use the user agent string to identify users. Because 
> GNU+Linux users
> are far less common than other kinds of users they really stand out in 
> the crowd.
> Ironically, lying about our user agent makes our operating system come 
> even lower in the
> market share studies, and the process repeats.
> The go-to reference for browser fingerprinting is EFF's Panopticlick 
> program:
> https://panopticlick.eff.org/
> They explain it in more detail and allow you to measure your browser's 
> uniqueness.
> (Non-free javascript warning! Most javascript at eff.org is free and 
> LibreJS-compliant,
>  but the panopticlick code isn't marked as such and I could't verify 
> its license)
> Le lun. 18 janv. 2016 à 6:15, Benoît <benoitne at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> Is there any reason why by default iceweasel is using Mozilla/5.0 
>> (*Windows NT* 6.1; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0 ?
>> I already have user agent switcher but I don't understand why 
>> iceweasel doesn't detect the OS properly to put Linux instead?
>> thanks
>> belette

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