Opened 6 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#10613 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Adding Firefox Addon "Blender" into default addons of Tor?

Reported by: deathbysnoo Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: new-addon
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Description

Hi,

I emailed the Tor helpdesk and Matt Pagan told me to create a ticket with my idea. I'm not sure if this is a good idea (who ever is?), but it's an idea.

There's a plugin called "Blender" which randomly changes the user-agent information for Firefox (screen resolution, OS, etc). I'm not sure if this would help anonymize Tor users more, or possibly make them stand out more. However, I thought I'd run it by you guys to see if it would add any benefit to the project as a default Tor plugin.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/blender-1/

Thanks for all of your amazing hard work.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by browserprivacy

Component: - Select a componentTor bundles/installation
Owner: set to erinn

A similar-sounding Firefox add-on, which I don't necessarily endorse but still wanted to mention because its functionality sounds quite similar, is called "Secret Agent." Its website is https://www.dephormation.org.uk/SecretAgent/ and it appears to have been updated about a week ago.

Instead of changing your UA to a known-popular UA, the Secret Agent extension appears to randomize user agents. Could make individuals more fingerprintable if the randomization process is not really random...

Last edited 6 years ago by browserprivacy (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Keywords: new-addon added

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by gk

Keywords: needs-triage removed
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Nothing we want, WONTFIXing.

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