Karl Fogel

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TFW when you fake your UserAgent header to persuade the Chase Bank web site to let your browser log in.

Come on, admit it: you've all done this too...

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there's this big bank in Brazil that requires customers to install pseudosecurity spyware when they're running browsers that identify any of the operating systems for which they have spyware binaries, but that would disregard the "extra security" for those who ran e.g. FreeBSD.
I figured I'd try to change the UserAgent to say GNU as the operating system name, and that worked too.
You know what did NOT work with that change?   a BigBlueButton instance maintained by a major Free Software and GNU-supporting organization :-/

Alexandre Oliva at 2021-01-12T14:15:40Z