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Re: Browser identity crisis



On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 08:07:08AM +0800, csj@mindgate.net wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 13:38:17 -0800,
> Vineet Kumar wrote:
> > 
> > [1  <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
> > * csj (csj@mindgate.net) [021219 11:05]:
> > > A certain site's javascript afaict has checks to identify whether
> > > the browser logging on is NS4 or IE4 or greater. Is there a way
> > > to get Mozilla to identify itself as proprietary bro Netscrape?
> > > This should be possible because I know Konqueror can do it. Using
> > > Konqueror I can proceed much further in this site, but with some
> > > difficulty, as the html support is less perfect than Mozilla's.
> > 
> > Yes.  Download the User-Agent sidebar, and you can make Mozilla
> > masquerade as whatever you want it to.
> > 
> > http://mozilla-evangelism.bclary.com/sidebars/
> 
> BTW how dangerous security-wise is downloading and installing all
> these Mozilla add-ons like themes and sidebars? The only ones I

Well, they're mostly just JavaScript code, so pretty safe.  They exploit
known or unknown holes in Moz though, so you have to assume that they
have the full privileges of the user using them.

-rob

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