Edition Bleeping computer noticed that Google no longer allows popular Linux browsers (Konqueror, Falkon and Qutebrowser) to use their services. It is not known exactly when this restriction worked, but users recently noticed it Reddit.
Journalists checked the words of users and came to the conclusion that using Konqueror and Falkon it is really impossible to log in: in this case, a message appears suggesting you try another browser, since the current one may be unsafe. What's even more interesting, it seems that the problem does not cover all users, some still write that everything works for them (one, 2)
There is a link in this message “More details"Leading to the support page, which explains that restrictions could be imposed on the browser for the following reasons:
- unsafe or unsupported extensions added;
- uses the framework for automatic testing;
- actively embed in another application.
Currently, many theories are being put forward about why Google services suddenly became unavailable to browsers. For example, this may be due to A / B testing due to QtWebEngine installed or to account settings and 2FA activity.
Representatives of the BleepingComputer contacted Google and requested a comment about what was happening, but so far they have not received any response.