#25736 closed defect (duplicate)

browser tracking issue??

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

A security problem?
I don't know but thought you might like to see this.

Karl Fogle on redbean.com the writer of onetime the program for implementation on onetime pad encryption noted that Firefox sends link following in headers.
He also wrote an article on it which you can read at his site:
"https://www.rants.org/2018/02/a-mystery-firefox-and-user-privacy/"
I think it's a good idea he poses and I have changed the header policy on all my mozilla products,"including Tor."
In "about:config"
Changed,"Network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 instead of the default 2"
Am I just being paranoid or is this a real problem?

Wally Walberger

Child Tickets

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by cypherpunks

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Keywords: header tracking removed
Owner: set to tbb-team
Priority: HighMedium
Version: Tor: unspecified

Duplicate but I'm too lazy right now to find the right ticket.

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by cypherpunks

Duplicate but I'm too lazy right now to find the right ticket.

#17228

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by teor

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

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