[Assist] User agent in iceweasel

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Mon Jan 25 01:22:33 GMT 2016

It is a good extension, however some sites do not work correctly if you change your user agent too
often (like KickAss Torrent for instance)

El lunes 18 de enero del 2016 a las 0909 horas, Benoît escribió:

> 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!
> https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/random-agent-spoofer/
> 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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👋 Pax et bonum.
Jorge Araya Navarro

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