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Re:Firewall test and 'referrer' exploit
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2004, 01:42:56 PM »
No,this is not it. Look at the info below...

How to disable Firefox referer

Type "about:config" into URL line (without quotes),enter referer into Filter: line and you should get only one entry (network.http.sendRefererHeader).

Use these values:
0 - totaly disables referring
1 - referring disabled only for images
2 - referring enabled
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Re:Firewall test and 'referrer' exploit
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2004, 10:14:52 PM »
RejZor,

Thanks for the info on how to disable the referer in Firefox. I WAS able to do that. Mine of course was set to a value of 2, so I changed it to 0. That shouldn't affect the way Firefox operates in the future should it? If so at least I know how to change it back. :) I took the PC Flank browser exploit test again and this time it passed stating that my browser was not revealing ANY information. Thanks again RejZor. ;D
« Last Edit: September 10, 2004, 10:37:46 PM by neal62 »

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Re:Firewall test and 'referrer' exploit
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2004, 10:22:57 PM »
Yes thanks for that RejZoR

BTW when i go to about:config, there is a setting there that safes passwords for a time period of 30, if it safe to put this to 0?

Thanks again

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Re:Firewall test and 'referrer' exploit
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2004, 05:29:51 AM »
Well, I found Agnitum Outpost Professional version referrer plugin...  8)

Options > Plug-Ins > Active Content Filtering > Settings > Privacy > Referrers > Disable

Well, it works so good that I can't even use avast forum  :'(

When I try to post I get this  :'(  :-\
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Re:Firewall test and 'referrer' exploit
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2004, 08:23:03 AM »
The problem of Agnitum firewall (Outpost) is that it ads a "Referer blocked by Outpost www.agnitum.com" tag instead of real referer ::)
When you try to post to avast! (this) board,it reads the referer and find the www.agnitum.com URL inside it and rejects you. Thats the problem of Outpost. Its better to just blank the referer or totaly remove it from header instead of putting advertisement URLs inside ::) Thats how most of firewalls and browsers remove referer.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2004, 08:23:28 AM by RejZoR »
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