[tbb-bugs] #30276 [Applications/Tor Browser]: The referer header should be spoofed in TBB

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Tue Apr 23 22:27:12 UTC 2019

#30276: The referer header should be spoofed in TBB
 Reporter:  randomname213324  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium            |      Component:  Applications/Tor Browser
  Version:                    |       Severity:  Critical
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 Setting `network.http.referer.spoofSource` in about:config to true sends
 the target URL in the referer header. This shouldn't break any websites
 and it could only be enabled at the safer or safest security settings.

 This would stop websites from seeing what website you were previously on
 from the referer header.

 The referer can also be trimmed to reduce the amount of information sent.

 A list of all security/privacy related referer options can be found here

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30276>
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