A CDE Definition
user agent spoofing
A Web browser that identifies itself as a more popular browser. When a user requests a Web page, many websites check the type of browser being used in order to deliver a page specialized to render correctly. A lesser-known browser may spoof the user agent string and identify itself as a popular browser as long as it renders pages in the same manner. See user agent string.
user agent string
A text field in an HTTP request header that contains the name and version of the Web browser. See HTTP request header, user agent and user agent spoofing.
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