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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #75 on: July 26, 2015, 06:54:17 PM »
Hi bob3160 and schmidthouse,

We have been through the two different uBlock varieties, the original developer one, now known as uBlock Origin and a plagiated version developed on by another developer also known as uBlock. I advise everyone to stich to uBlock Origin -> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm  by gorhill.


Know that uBlock could be used smoothly along with Adguard Adblcker: chrome://extensions/?id=bgnkhhnnamicmpeenaelnjfhikgbkllg
where Adguard has some additional blocking options like
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2015, 11:05:51 PM »
Dear users of NoScript in firefox,

Are we protected via uBlock for what is on this list: htxp://www.ipaste.eu/view.php?id=7815  (txt)
I think uBlock blocks them all as I tested. Do not try to open the above link in firefox as it will likely compromise NoScript to a degree the extension will cease to function and firefox will crash. Therefore I broke the link as forewarned is forarmed!

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2015, 10:36:19 PM »
How Adguard block lists could enhance uBlock Origin.

Good to work through filter lists like this one: http://adguard.com/en/filter-rules.html?id=1 (not recent, so
this could not be added to uBlock Origin as a filterlist added to be updated autonattically -
Take your pick from here. these lists can be updated to recent versions: http://adguard.com/en/filters.html
e.g. I added to uBlock Origin this one: http://adguard.com/en/filter-rules.html?id=3
and this was just updated by me in uBlock Origin and plays like a charm.  ;D

enjoy, my good friends, enjoy,

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #78 on: August 07, 2015, 12:49:56 AM »
I see that Privacy Badger is now active onm the KillMalware.com scan site and has replaced this AddThis button, the script active there is Possible Frontend SPOF from:

s7.addthis.com - Whitelist
(71%) - <script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=ra-51ed0d947572df9f">
and then also uMatrix comes in to block: uMatrix has prevented the following page from loading:
-http://s7.addthis.com/

With uBlock, uMatrix and this Privacy Badger I feel aptly protected.

By the way Privacy Badger was also active on another page and changed
like and tweet and replaced the respective buttons.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #79 on: August 08, 2015, 11:42:49 PM »
We should be aware, dear forum friends, that all your health related searches can be tracked via AddThis, Like and Twitter Buttons also on searches via DuckDuckGo etc and land at third party sites.

Read: http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/3/183606-privacy-implications-of-health-information-seeking-on-the-web/abstract

But also other sites are into sneaky tracking and also where you do not suspect this to take place, go to http://killmalware.com/kingstonofficecleaning.com/  and there is this code that should be replaced by Privacy Badger:
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</div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="//-s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=ra-51ed0d947572df9f"></script>
<!-- AddThis Button END -->
<div style="background:#ddd">
Anyway it does not load for me also because of uMatrix has prevented the following page from loading:
-http://s7.addthis.com/

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) - what acceptable ads could be malicious ads!
« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2015, 01:43:32 PM »
The pay-model of most adblockers and adblocking apps are whitelisting ads for corporations to deliver so-called acceptable ads at the cost of 30% of the revenue (alas you understand again you are the product here).
This was one of the reasons to choose uBlock Origin over ABP despite of the fact that this whitelisting can be disabled, still ads pass through that could be malware ads. I adblock for security reasons and less for any other reason.

Eyeo the firm behind ABP now try to sell the Aceptabl Ads technology to App Makers for instance on iOS9, who will get a 1000 to 5000 euro a month when they open the acceptable ads floodgates, also AdBlocking Apps do not work for Apple and facebook ads.
So the user and user experience do not count it is just a policy to keep Google out and v.v.

As long as mal-ads and SEO spam cannot be stamped out, polonus will keep adblocking whatever he can.  ;)
Read: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/online-security/2013/12/malvertising-and-the-joys-of-online-advertising/

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #82 on: September 19, 2015, 12:27:05 AM »
Using an adblocker on a browser from the largest ad company on the internet is hardly going to be a good idea.Chrome can track you in other ways.
Really this is just getting ridiculous.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2015, 07:41:40 PM »
Read here my good friends: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178033.msg1261118#msg1261118
to have another reason to use a real ad-blocking adblocker like uBlock Origin.
Read here:
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There are two "allow" methods, one from the acceptable ads list, which is public, and another via an "x-adblock-key" that can be provided in an HTTP header. There is no list of which sites use the key.
info credits wutbrodo
So to actually know who uses the key to sneak-launch ads you have to have the header-info with the x-adblock-key whitelisting  info. Better to use an adblocker without acceptable ads to be sure there are no ads you would like to block anyway or for the most important reason for us here to be secure against malvertised ads!

I know Adguard is also making a profit from so-called acceptable ads, as ABP Salesbureau takes 30% of the ad's revenue to let them through. Does Adguard also honor a likewise non-listed whitelisting system like the x-adblock-key?

Whenever you block the acceptable ads, do you also have these x-adblock-key driven ads blocked? Well I think they come all into the same category and this could be checked here: http://cheme.com/

The questions were answered here: https://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17699
This may all be OK with the ads driven from parked or suspended domains (the unethical sides of it not touched),
but I rather like the no nonsense uBlock Origin policy, no ads from the domain graves there...

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P.S @Arnold72, other browsers sponsored by the same 6 global media players are in exactly the same league. So why not use Google Chrome where you expecting it all the time. With other browsers it is the "eyes wide open closed" approach.
Give me statistics that firefox isn't functioning in the same manner. I haven't seen a DuckDuckGo browser app on Android, while I have seen APB browser, WOT browser. I worked IronChrome, I have Sleipnir6 but I really see no way where they differ....with javascript and CSS completely phased out as is proposed for a new HTML protocol Google and others hope to really make adblocking useless and outmanoever it.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2015, 01:08:40 AM »
Hi Pol,

Been periodically following your posts here regarding uBlock for some time.  (in fact,...it was one of the reasons I decided to switch from ABP to uBlock some time back).  :)
After reading your comments, links, etc here...I have a couple of questions for you.

I've been using uBlock (not uBlock Origin) in my FF browser with the default settings it was installed with.  (I don't have Chrome installed, nor do I plan to).

Questions:  (1) - Would you recommend switching to uBlock Origin instead now?

(2) - Aside from the stated "less footprint/lighter on resources" of uBlock Origin...is there any significant benefit (security-wise) over continuing to use uBlock?

Much obliged for your time and any info!
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2015, 01:19:37 AM »
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2015, 01:37:44 AM »
Hi kls490,

Thank you for your reaction and welcome to this thread.  ;)
Always a great pleasure to find that so many users now use an Adblocker not only to block irritating ads, but importantly to enhance their security as the threat of malvertised ads is growing and growing and one cannot do without a decent adblocker anymore as one cannot go without AV software either. I think a decent adblocker is as important as a good AV solution now.

To make a simple story short, Raymond Hill (Gorhill), the creator of uBlock, left the project and then forked the original uBlock and created uBlock₀ or uBlock Origin (uBlock plays beautifully along with uMatrix - like NoScript/RequestPolicy in FF). So the original uBlock from the original creator is uBlock Origin. It was pointed out to me it was best to use that in FF.

uBlock/uBlock Origin is very versatile and will accept and run and update many a specific subscription list of your choice,
also ABP ones can be incorporated, like my third party filters added choice shows:
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! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/antiadblockfilters.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/fb_annoyances_full.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/fb_annoyances_sidebar.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/fb_annoyances_newsfeed.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/yt_annoyances_full.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/yt_annoyances_comments.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/yt_annoyances_suggestions.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/yt_annoyances_other.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easyprivacy+easylist.txt
! https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easyprivacy.txt

Enjoy, my friend,

pol

P.S. Seems it was the FF-community that were at the basis of the conflict. After uBlock was made available for Firefox, a huge influx of people began to use the github development page to demand more features, report blocking rules (which have nothing to do with the addon itself), and random minor issues etc. Gorhill couldn't handle the pressure and left.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2015, 01:47:05 AM »
Oh yes and the initial differences between the two uBlock and uBlock Origin. uBlock0 developed by gorhill now allows to enable/disable cosmetic blocking and it also shows the number of hidden elements on the current page. The second notable feature is the centralized editing of per-site switches (in the uBlock dashboard), which is only possible in uBlock0 for now.
And there will be more over time. So keep with uBlockOrigin,

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #88 on: October 22, 2015, 02:04:10 AM »
(For bob3160)

     Thanks very much for that video link!  Definitely short, simple, and easy to understand too!

(For Pol)

     I appreciate the additional follow-up info & clarification you provided as well!  I'll leave uBlock installed as it always has been (along with using NoScript which I've also used for quite some time).  I'm a far cry from being as technically-adept at some things like many people here are.
[Health issues and age are taking an increasing toll on my ability to adequately understand a lot of things these days, unfortunately].

Cheers, Bob and Pol;D
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2015, 02:20:59 AM »
Hi kls490,

We all started out that same way here and gained more and more insight through our activities to be where we are now.
Standing on each others shoulders we learn all the way, read a lot, let your nettiquette work for you and help and instruct others. The Interwebs is a real treasure house for those that know how to open the treasure boxes.

I would never have grown into being the volunteer website security analyst and website error-hunter I am to-day not after years of activity here and the hospitality I found on this platform, the official Avast support forums with scan after scan, after scan and continuous analyses and off-course being able to add to Avast detection.

As a proctor I look over the shoulders of IT students and then I am up with latest developments and trends,
so I use every opportunity to enlarge my insights.

greets,

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