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Old 10-20-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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user agent icon?


I was wondering about the little icons that get put by everyone's info here (to the left below the text).
Sometimes I see the Debian icon, or the Windows icon or even the SuSE one.
How is this done? Mine only has a ? with the Tux icon.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-posts-749091 - specifically go to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-on-lq-750196/ and http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...11#post3652711 and the post directly below it.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 04:45 PM   #3
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I did it but now I have a question: Will this allow other sites to identify my system too and be a possible security risk? Just wondering.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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Yes to the first part, no to the second. Sites can already tell which browser and OS your system is reporting, what they do with that info is largely out of your hands. Keep your firewall up and your software updated (particularly security updates) and be careful what you download and the risk is lessened.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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// closing this as a dupe.

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