Browser Identification For Web Applications
by Shreeraj Shah - net square - Monday, 27 June 2005.
Browser Identification is not a new concept. With the focus having shifted to desktops from networks and servers, a topic such as remote browser identification needs to be revisited.

Browsers identify themselves to web servers in the USER_AGENT header field that is contained in requests sent to the server. Almost every release of browsers contains sloppy code that allows malicious servers or attackers to compromise user privacy and security.

This paper outlines techniques that allow users to determine client browser types remotely.

Download the paper in PDF format here.

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Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Tripwire CTO Dwayne Melancon spends a lot of time on airplanes, and ends up watching a lot of movies. Some of his favorite movies are adventures, spy stuff, and cunning heist movies. A lot of these movies provide great lessons that we can apply to information security.


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