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Firefox Leaking Info? Need Help.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ming the Merciless, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I need some help here. I am trying to access a certain site. Now, I usually use FireFox and use the "user-agent switcher" to "cloak" the user agent. It has always worked well for me.

    Well, now when I try to access the site today things are not working. So, I did a couple tests using regular Internet Explorer and things worked just fine to access the site on Explorer but not on FireFox.

    Any suggestions on what info is being leaked through FireFox that is not allowing me on the site? I need to use FireFox because I use multiple profiles at once and iMacros.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. phatzilla

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    what site? and whats the issue?
     
  3. Junkfood00

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    Firefox rather leaks tons of memory. Not sure why they haven't fixed it yet..
     
  4. Ming the Merciless

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    I'd rather not say what site. But basically, when I try to make an account with FireFox (using the "user-agent switcher") I cannot complete account creation. When I did a test with Explorer it worked just fine.

    I am assuming it is some sort of "browser fingerprint".
     
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    So are you saying the site doesnt accept registration with a Firefox user-agent? It's hard to tell what the issue is, run a web debugger and look through it. Or PM me the site and i can take a look at it.
     
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  7. oxonbeef

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    I don't know what firefox is leaking but I do
    use the do not track plugin which has saved me
    a great deal of ip changing and cookie clearing.
    [h=4][/h]
     
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  8. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thank you. If I cannot figure this out I will give Chrome a go.


    I know it is a little vague not saying what site it is. Thanks for the advice!

    I don't have that plug-in. I will give it a try. Thanks!
     
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    Figure I know what you're doing ;-) and where you're getting stuck so I'd suggest a couple of things:
    Not sure what has changed with FF with your efforts but it's possible "someone" has fixed an issue on their end. If that's the case, your days might be numbered.
    Either way, forget the user-agent switcher. Try Chrome and use the iMacro add on just as you are with FF.
    Also, if you want to try FF again, disable all java, flash and silverlight add ons as they almost always leak your info such as ip.

    However if I'm correct on where you're getting stuck I think there's something else going on that you might not be able to work around.
    Good luck bro.
     
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  11. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Also OP there was a bug that stopped the extension from working with the last few FF versions it is supposed to be fixed in FF23 so make sure you have updated to the latest version.
     
  12. Ming the Merciless

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    If there is a will, there is a way! Thanks for the info!
     
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    Just an update for all those who commented.

    I tried a few different things that were mentioned. None worked out for me. As a test I went out and purchased a new laptop. I installed FF and all the add-ons. Everything seems to be fine now.

    Now I just need to figure out what info is leaking from my laptop.... It has to be some sort of "device fingerprint".

    Thanks again to all that responded.
     
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    yes, turn off java script from Firefox options.
     
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    Unfortunately Javascript is required when making accounts on this particular website.
     
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    I think Flash player can also leak browser info. try "user agent RG" for firefox.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.....
    as a matter of interest, did you update FF to v23? or lower?
     
  19. Gogol

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    That's weird. I also use the same plugin but I have never seen it leaking info. Use chrome if it doesn't work. Chrome by the way has inbuilt user agent switcher, in case anybody doesn't know it.

    Press F12, click on the wrench sign at the bottom right corner -> Click on "Overrides" menu and check the "user agent" box. Then select the user agent you want to proceed with.

    I really think that you should check your browser twice. My user agent has never been leaked like this. Something must be wrong on your end IMO.
     
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  20. oxonbeef

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    The problem I find with firefox is that it is opensource.
    Many of the plugins are not compatible with others and it lags it out.
    The problem may not lay in firefox itself but one of the many plugins and addons
    you have installed.
     
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