UserAgent long and identifiable

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 572650

Status

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defect
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 572650
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: enda_k2, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Why is the UserAgent so long and identifiable?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

Can't it just be:
Firefox/14.0.1 (Windows)

or even:
Firefox/14

or even:
Firefox


https://panopticlick.eff.org/
> Can't it just be:
> Firefox/14.0.1 (Windows)
no, it can't for various compatibility reasons

> /20100101
this part is gone in Gecko 15

duping
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: http-fingerprint
> Firefox/14.0.1
and the .1 part is also gone in future versions
(In reply to j.j. (inactive in 2012) from comment #1)

> > /20100101
> this part is gone

this comes back for now (AOL webmail compat, see bug 778408)
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