HTTP request header

HTTP request header

A record at the beginning of an HTTP request that is sent by the browser to the Web server. It includes the type, version and capabilities of the Web browser being used. See user agent string, HTTP response header, HTTP header and HTTP return codes.
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In a technical overview, the researchers explained how they discovered unknown traffic to/from a server hosted on a European virtual private server provider originating from a Chrome extension titled "Change HTTP Request Header." ICEBRG analyzed this extension to comprehend the entire scope of its' capabilities and identified the cause of the sudden traffic spike.
ICEBRG determined with high confidence the following extensions are related to the Change HTTP Request Header activity: Nyoogle and Lite Bookmarks use the same combination of TTPs as Change HTTP Request Header to achieve the same objective; and the Stickies extension, which accomplishes its objective by modifying a standard JavaScript library and introducing a JavaScript execution technique inside this library.
They soon discovered it was generated by a Chrome extension called HTTP Request Header as it used the infected machine to surreptitiously visit advertising-related Web links.
The data is passed using either HTTP request header fields or request parameters [21].
Web switches look deep into the HTTP request headers all the way down to the URL and cookies to determine what content is being requested.