User-agents: Why and How and How to

Title

User-agents: Why and How and How to

Subject

UA - User Agents

Description

This document is an internal NSA presentation. It documents the data analysis tool XKEYSCORE's ability to create and manage User Agents (UAs). UAs are strings of data sent to visited websites, providing XKEYSCORE with a means of gleaning various pieces of information about the target's computer system (inluding operating system, web browser, security settings or permissions, and the version numbers of relevant programs).

Creator

National Security Agency

Publisher

The Intercept

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2010-07

Source:Classification

COMINT

Source:Redactions

Identifying information removed

Report:Creator

Micah Lee

NumPages

42

CreatorOffice

NSA

Date:Leaked

2015-07-01

Distribution

5VEY

Surveillance Programs

XKEYSCORE

Collection

Citation

National Security Agency, “User-agents: Why and How and How to,” Snowden Archive, accessed June 30, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/650.

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