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Debian and internet banking

My bank doesn’t let me use Iceweasel to bank online. The good news is that it’s easily fixed, all you need to do is pretend to be running a supported browser.
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Web browsers identify themselves to web servers by sending user agent strings. My bank’s internet banking site was kicking me out because what it’s seeing (Iceweasel) isn’t on it’s white list of supported browsers. Firefox is however and the thing is, Iceweasel is Firefox by another name. All I had was get Iceweasel to lie about who it was, a technique called user agent spoofing.

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