Re: How does GMail know I use Firebug extension in Iceweasel?
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On 11/28/07 19:26, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 11/28/07 18:17, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
>>> Recently gmail has begun displaying the following notice when I login to
>>> its web interface:
>>> "Firebug is known to make Gmail slow unless it is configured correctly."
>>> It offers a couple of option to disable/configure it. However what I
>>> find disturbing is how gmail 'knows' what extensions I have installed on
>>> my machine. Is there a bug in iceweasel/firefox that leaks out some
>>> information on extensions to the remote servers?
> However it is a surprise to me that remote sites are able to figure out
> privacy implications?
Java & JS are supposed to live in a sandbox. Still, I don't let FF
store my passwords.
> useless. I have played around with noscript for a couple of months
> before turning it off.
Why? Noscript is great...
> Extensions like webdeveloper and firebug are very useful in working
> around some of those "user friendly" features of some websites (like
> disabling the text entry field, so that users can enjoy the
> non-cross-platform shiny calender widget to enter a date)
> Websites basing their content (and bugs) based on the user-agent is bad
> enough as it is. Add extensions to that list and it makes me want to
> weep :(
> of information the remote site can "see"?
Be careful what you store in your web browser.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
%SYSTEM-F-FISH, my hovercraft is full of eels
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