What your browser saysWhile visiting websites, downloading files, your browser sends so-called HTTP requests (requests), informing which page you need, each such request contains different information necessary for connecting the browser and website: Your operating type systems (Windows 98/2000 / XP, etc.) and the type of browser used, this data can be used to detect vulnerabilities
Additional information gathered by java-script you:
This example shows a request for the file progs.shtmll in the anti directory on the server 127.0.0.23.
Environment variables that may be in the request (the request may be changed by the proxy server)
"Accept-Language" - Informs the remote computer about the language used by your browser. This information can be used to restrict access to resources or for other purposes.
"Referrer" - allows you to identify your interests i.e. where did you come from this resource
"Cookies" - They can contain a huge amount of information, such as e-mail, address, passwords ... All this information is in the headers of HTTP requests.
"Accept-Encoding:" - Informs the remote computer about the encoding accepted by your browser.
"If-Modified-Since:" - Download the file, as long as it was changed from [date / time]"(proxy) _connection" - Connection type. "Close" and "Keep-Alive" are the two main types of connection. The first is typical for proxy servers, the second is used by browsers for direct connection. Some proxy servers support "Keep-Alive", it looks like a direct connection of the browser. The presence of information Proxy_ (Connection), in the request shows that it is made through a proxy server. But some websites do not connect without this information. In addition, some proxies themselves change the data in accordance with their settings
"User-Agent:" - Contains information about your OS and browser type.
"Host:" - The requested host.
"Accept:" - Informs the remote computer about the type of information you are accessing. Each data type corresponds to the so-called MIME type. This type is described by a character set reflecting the type of data used. Here, for example, is a table of types of several of the most frequently used types of data:
|Data description||File extension||MIME type|
|Pictures gif||gif||image / gif|
|Jpeg pictures||jpeg jpg jpe||image / jpeg|
|VRML files||wrl vrml||model / vrml|
|Html document||html htm||text / html|
|Plain text||asc txt||text / plain|
|ZIP archive||zip||application / zip|
|MS Word file||doc||application / msword|
|MS Excel file||xls||application / vnd.ms-excel|
|MS Power Point||ppt||application / vnd.ms-powerpoint|
|Adobe Acrobat file||application / pdf|
|Flash document||swf||application / x-shockwave-flash|