Automatically replaces the User-Agent after a specified time interval
Depending on your threat model, faking your user agent might make you more fingerprintable, not less. There are ways other than
User-Agentsniffing to determine what browser you're using, so malicious sites could learn what browser you're really using through other means and then combine that with your randomly changing
User-Agentto pretty effectively track you. For background, see this GitHub issue. You've been warned.
User-Agent - a string that is sent along to any website you visit. This is a sort of "fingerprint" your browser leaves behind which contains:
- The name and version of your browser;
- The name of the operating system (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.) and its version;
- Information about some of the plugins installed on the browser;
- Other information that identifies and exposes you.
Thanks to SmudgedMuffin for English localization, and @nazarpc for Ukrainian localization
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Building from sources
For a building extension from sources (and pack as a
zip file) use next commands:
$ cd /path/to/the/sources $ bower update # optional $ gulp
You can install
gulpglobally with next command:
$ sudo npm install -g gulp