[Assist] User agent in iceweasel
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
> They explain it in more detail and allow you to measure your browser's
> 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 :
>> 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?
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