Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#21457 closed defect (wontfix)

Hide Firefox version from User-Agent

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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ESR is released in predictable way, we usually know several ESR releases in advance. So I think that TorBrowser should always indicate the latest released Firefox version in User-Agent even if it has an older one.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

That does not buy us anything and makes things only more complex. It is detectable that you are not on a newer Firefox even though your user agent is claiming this. Plus there are risks that users run into broken websites due to this (there are websites out there that rely on user agent detection for serving different content).

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