[nSLUG] User agent spoofing

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Mon Jan 22 16:02:48 AST 2007


On Mon, 2007-01-22 at 11:29 -0400, Oliver Doepner wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have just tried to access the infamous "Login to Business Centre" at 
> Canada Post again. The site tries to detect the browser based on the 
> user agent string and apparently it only allows IE and Netscape on 
> Windows OS.
> 
> Good news: It can be tricked using user agent spoofing.
> Bad news: I could only make it work in Konqueror.
> 
> Here are my results for Konqueror, Opera and Firefox:

I was using Opera 9.0 and it worked fine.
When on the site, use the "Mask as" option, the identify may not sub the
os value.

Firefox and Netscape, under Tools/AddOns (they changed it from
Extensions) - search for "User Agent Switcher"



Rich



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