Opened 23 months ago

Closed 23 months ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#25003 closed defect (wontfix)

Set the browser header for the first ESR 60 based alpha to be the same as ESR 52

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ff60-esr
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Description

When the first ESR 60 based alpha is released, ESR 52 is still used for the stable release, and so this makes the TB alpha users more fingerprintable during that period.

Solution: Set the browser header for the first ESR 60 based alpha to be the same as ESR 52 before the release of the first ESR 60 based TB stable.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

If you are using that alpha then you are fingerprintable anyway due to you being on ESR60 with all the new features and the other users being on ESR52. The user agent won't hide that fact. Moreover, the idea is to test ESR60 in its final form (as good as possible) and setting the user agent to one for ESR 52 would counteract that goal. Thus, we won't do that.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 23 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to gk:

If you are using that alpha then you are fingerprintable anyway due to you being on ESR60 with all the new features and the other users being on ESR52.

Yes, the point is not to make me "non-fingerpintable" from other TB populace but, rather, "less-fingerprintable" from the other TB populace.

The user agent won't hide that fact. Moreover, the idea is to test ESR60 in its final form (as good as possible) and setting the user agent to one for ESR 52 would counteract that goal. Thus, we won't do that.

That one is a good point. So okay, will stick to the stable release for my ordinary browsing and I'll have TB alpha on the side to report bugs just like I did last time. Thanks.

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by cypherpunks

Really looking forward to ESR 60. I'm using Firefox 58 and it's really faster than ESR.

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