[conspire] bank doesn't like Iceweasel

Paul Zander paulz at ieee.org
Tue Aug 30 19:19:29 PDT 2016

Well, I found a different solution.
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade iceweasel
Reboot the computer, partly for other reasons.
The Iceweasel icon now looks like a gear.
Open it and the browser window has an orange and blue circle in the upper left corner.The top of the window says, "Mozilla Firefox"
Help>>About Firefox  says Firefox ESR 45.3.0 along with a big Firefox logo.
My bank will let me log in.  But it goes to a page saying I need to allow scripts.  
That despite having set No Script to allow bankname.com
Disabling No Script to not block scripts makes the bank happy.
So I don't need to spoof the browser for the bank.

      From: Deirdre Saoirse Moen <deirdre at deirdre.net>
 To: Conspire List <conspire at linuxmafia.com> 
 Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:09 PM
 Subject: Re: [conspire] bank doesn't like Iceweasel
On Aug 30, 2016, at 4:25 PM, Paul Zander <paulz at ieee.org> wrote:
> For some time, I have been used to bank websites telling me that I should be using Firefox. I just ignore it and proceed with my business.
> Now I have encountered a bank that will only let me access my account if I use Firefox, Chrome, Safari or IE.

Have you tried spoofing the user agent string? Some only check that, but some check browser capabilities.

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