[conspire] bank doesn't like Iceweasel
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Aug 30 21:36:04 PDT 2016
Quoting Paul Zander (paulz at ieee.org):
> No, I will have to try the spoof.
User Agent Switcher is one of the essential extensions for
Firefox/Iceweasel. You can find information about it and other
recommended extensions here:
As always, when I link to an upstream development site (as I do for all
of the recommended extensions), I am _not_ recommending you fetch the
code from there. You should always check your distribution's packaged
software to see if there is a maintained distro package. In this case,
the Debian package for User Agent Switcher is one named
xul-ext-useragent . You'll want to apt-get install that.
> First I found these links that says the ice age has come to an end.
Oh, good. The trademark idiocy that made Iceweasel, Icedove, and Iceape
a practical necessity was always annoying, and entirely not of the
Debian Project's making.
> The /packages.debian.org/unstable does list a firefox package. It is
> not listed in testing.
Then, use Iceweasel until there's (once again) a maintained Firefox
package in your chosen Debian branch.
> Then I found the following link that there is an iceweasel add on.
> Unless there is further input, I will try that add on later this
Don't follow that page's well intended but slightly dumb advice.
It's dumb advice because it _needlessly_ advises you to go outside the
regime of maintained packages, which has all sorts of drawbacks
including security ones and should not be done without a very compelling
reason. More about that _general_ matter, here:
> BTW, when I went to a different computer, the bank recognized my
> login, but not my computer.
Usually reflects lack of the HTTP cookie.
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