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Why is Mozilla 5 in my Active Session on Facebook
Mozilla 5, Apple webkit, Gecko, iphone

 3:12 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

I was looking in my security settings on Facebook and saw something new. It said that on Dec 17 my facebook was accessed by Mozilla 5 (iphone something) Gecko (apple webkit) etc. I was looking at the ip address and it accidentally ended the session before I could take a screen shot (I was on my browser on my iphone). The funny thing is that the location was from a computer at my house, from what I could tell. I assumed that my boyfriend was checking up on me because I rarely use the computer at home. Also, all the iPhone stuff in it confused me. What would an apple webkit be? From what I have read this is bots? I am not a terribly advanced computer user but I know plenty to get me by. If anyone can help me understand what this is I would appreciate it!



 7:52 am on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

So many Mac users have had issues with Firefox 5 Literally thousands have reported on Firefox 5 crashing across all platforms,including Windows and Mac.

[edited by: tedster at 6:43 pm (utc) on Dec 30, 2011]


 8:34 am on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

Answering the specific question, Apple Webkit is a layout engine: [en.wikipedia.org...]


 9:46 am on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

Mozilla 5 and Apple WebKit both mean that you were checking the site with your iPhone. Or the googlebot was. Have you considered the possibility of speaking to boyfriend face to face to ask what's up? It's almost as good as texting.

:: detour to raw logs ::

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7 (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)

Well, I'm darn glad I looked that up because I had no idea there even was such a thing as Googlebot-Mobile, let alone that it came snuffling around non-mobile sites. Is it checking whether they're mobile-usable?

Here are some humans:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; pl-pl) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5

and another robot:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) (compatible; Yeti-Mobile/0.1; +http://help.naver.com/robots/)

:: wandering off to see what I've got that would interest a human in Poland ::

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