And i say “spy” lightly. I’m asking because a group i play with on Discord thought it was funny when i was browsing in Firefox. Someone said i was using Firefox jokingly and laughed. I asked “how did you know” then another person said “no, don’t tell him”. It’s not serious at all. I’m just curious. Clearly there’s some kind of tool, or perhaps a bot of some kind that tells you which browser someone’s using?
They are a very immature group for their age, though… I remember back in 2002 when i played BF1942 me and my clan had a little sig that would appear at the bottom of the page in our forum that would display your IP address, saying “Scared yet, noob?!” Cute…
How can someone know which browser i’m using in Discord?
Well it’s gotta be something EASY to do. We’re talking about someone who’s not technically inclined. Basically knows nothing about their own system. Kiddies. It’s gotta be some kind of bot or some type of non-official add-on to a Discord server.
That doesn’t work in the browser as far as I know, only in the actual desktop app.
I’m currently playing FFXIV and it shows if I run the Desktop app.
But even then it would need to be exposed somewhere There are no addons to the server itself, all bot you can use are authorized through the owners account and use the Discord API… can’t find anything
The WebRTC thing was the only thing I could think about but I can’t find anything that the user agent is exposed there either.
If you ask me it’s not possible and they had a good guess. If you don’t believe me open discord with another browser and ask them again do they know your browser. If they answer in the style of - “well I don’t feel like it” they probably have realized that they were viewing only their own version of the browser because all the massages are encrypted and go first through their servers.
There are other possibilities for them to know but it is most probably not from discord.
In that case @k3g is likely correct. Discord displays whichever game you are playing in the user list. Thing is, it often detects non-games as games. You probably watched a video or something else that caused firefox to go fullscreen and discord reported you as “playing firefox”.
The Discord app doesn’t expose any user-agent (if at all it would be Chrome or Chromium because it’s Chromium underneath), so it was either showing in your currently playing game for a while or it was a lucky guess.
The currently playing status bugs out sometimes and it won’t update for some people some times, even for yourself, but others can see it. It happens all the time.
Hunches are all I have, doesn’t make them invalid, just makes them… ideas. Lol.
I’m pretty sure the Bots have API keys, some are leaky, and if given admin permissions and the ability to control bans - can see some things.
DISCORD INVITE LINKS
LEAKY API BUSINESS… LIKE THE BOTS
If the bots can be granted priveleges higher than a standard user due to their API calls then it is guaranteed there are bots that are just “state actors” (just kdding), or “fake bots” that are set up by someone.
I don’t know… All ideas here. Haven’t had a good sleep yet, this post could be completely garbage. Can’t tell. xD
Certain functions like managing bans is IP based, possibly the bot API is exposed to that - as some bots have abilities to ban/kick?
I’m not sure if they’re treated as standard users or if they have ability to see some things the average user can’t.