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applewebkit/534.30 (khtml like gecko) Real or fake?
jbrohit



 
Msg#: 4645118 posted 10:40 am on Feb 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

applewebkit/534.30 (khtml like gecko)

this is fake user agent ?

 

dstiles

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Msg#: 4645118 posted 7:18 pm on Feb 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

Not particularly. It depends on the rest of the user-agent and other fields but applewebkit is used for several browsers including google chrome. There are quite a few things to assess.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4645118 posted 11:01 pm on Feb 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

Yes, completely fake. The correct form--disregard sub-versions but note punctuation and capitalization--is

AppleWebKit/537.51.1 (KHTML, like Gecko)

(I did a multi-file search in recent logs and the first hit was beyond-the-shadow-of-a-doubt human ... because it was me on the iPad. That's iOS7.)

Consider also

"Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5376e Safari/8536.25 (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"


Punctuation and capitalization are everything. I recently added a global UA block on
:: drumroll ::
GoogleBot
like that.

dstiles

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Msg#: 4645118 posted 7:38 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

Oops! Missed the capitalisation. Sorry, jbrohit.

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