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    iPad, Opera and Facebook

    Try accessing Facebook from Opera on an iPad.

    It surprised me!

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    as one doesn't own an ipad what does it say?

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    It lets you in.

    Reported it to the network team. It makes you wonder what the hell Opera is doing with the request

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    It lets you in.

    Reported it to the network team. It makes you wonder what the hell Opera is doing with the request
    oh dear - major fail! can you not log the traffic that it is sending? although could it be that facebook has just started prompting for HTTPS?

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    Actually Opera is using %3A for ":" and %2F for "/" - in any other browser it's spat back out as gibberish. Perhaps that's what's getting through.

    Might be an idea for anyone with this configuration - although lets be honest everyone is probably using Safari - to take a look.

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    Probably doing that accelerated browsing stuff where it shunts requests via their servers, you'd need to block or crack open and inspect that traffic to stop it. Or jut shred the iPads

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    Apparently this is old, old, old news. Been around for months, if not at least a year.

    I'm surprised no ones mentioned it before.

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    I reported this issue with Smoothwall abouta year ago, there are several websites you can block to disable Opera on mobile devices. Opera is the only browser able to do this (i tried literally 20 others).

    Check the Smoothwall forums for a post about this and it has the sites to block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    Check the Smoothwall forums for a post about this and it has the sites to block.
    Or just disallow the use of iPads

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Or just disallow the use of iPads
    Better yet, just ban the Interwebs!

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    This affects all mobile versions of Opera and on any device, so if you have guest Wifi, then this gets around the filtering on that to.

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    I imagine a Kindle Fire could probably also do this given its accelerated browsing feature.

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