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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2017, 12:33:12 AM »
Hi Evanna456,

As my good forum-friend, DavidR explains to you.

This is not very likely that developers will again develop their extensions/add-ions for another extension-engine, from now once and now left xpi-extention engine to the webextension engine of Google's Chrome. In a lot of cases the access needed to the browser does not exist anymore, because Google does not allow it to that extent (because of their main line of business prtection) and firefox followed this pattern. That is why NoScript in Quantum is a miserable 'undressed' version of the once xpi add-on.

So jumping through all the hoops you mentioned is not that easy at all, and sometimes completely impossible. I hope you understand now that so many power users and folks that understand browser code a tad more, so strongly protest(ed).

To jump onto the Google bandwaggon of tracking and profiling probably was more profitable to firefox heads of development.

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2017, 11:26:13 PM »
Firefox will get an option to mark all, you read it right, all http sites as insecure!

More security through obscurity coming to firefox on a browser near you:
- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1310447 -

This is the big green padlock means safe site misconception.

A green padlock does not by definition guarantee a website is safe or secure,
it merely states the connection to it is safe and secure.

Now the public has a completely wrong idea, when clicking their way through the Interwebs.

With a green padlock there, they think they are out of harm's way. Wrong thought,
thanks to those that wanna profile and track you secretely and hidden over https and in the cloud.

You'd better not find what they are up to, isn't it now?

Thanks to the https-everywhere actions led by Google et al. we now have such misconceptions in the world.

polonus (volunteer website security analyst and website error-hunter)

O.K. And still no way to keep your zoom settings in the new Quantum browser.  ???

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2017, 12:14:05 AM »
Yes, if https was safe, why would avast have gone to the trouble of having the web shield scan https content :)
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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2017, 06:04:58 AM »
I never knew thats the case. Mozilla should fix it then like using another engine(?) i hope. Its not like they cant do it because in the early versions of firefox, addons are running fine. Its not impossible but troublesome considering they are a non-profit organization just like the addon developers, they dont earn much from their work.

So far my addons  runs good as it should be. Also i dont use noscript in firefox, it breaks some of the pages and its been a hassle on my part to set it up. I just let avast web shield do the script blocking and thats it.

I do use noscript from an another firefox browser, the tor browser.

I use both of the browsers differently, carefree and full browser experience in firefox and stealthy attitude for tor.
 
Im not a power user like everyone else but i really hope things will go sort themselves out.
just a noob

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2017, 11:59:42 AM »
Hi Evanna456,

You, as a n00b user, could be better off using uBlock Origin in combination with uMatrix add-ons in firefox.
There is less toggling that way to make webpages function allowing blocked functionality (3rd party scripts).

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2017, 12:48:22 PM »
tnx for the suggestion, ill try that in the near future. :D
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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2018, 03:50:21 PM »
Another reason not to like new firefox browser: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/04/noscript-and-other-popular-firefox-add-ons-open-millions-to-new-attack/

Badly isolation creates the extensions reuse vulnerability!

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2018, 05:33:57 PM »
Hello im still using Firefox 56, was using NoScript + RequestPolicy + Ublock Origin in it.

What do you recommend me doing now? wait a bit more or try using Quantum with new NoScript? though there is no RequestPolicy in it :(

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2018, 07:25:01 PM »
There is now RequestPolicy Light. But the newer extensions, also NoScript, have been hampered by coppying of the Chrome extension model, that leaves developers less access to the browser (apparently here Google's kernel business dictates) and
there is really no alternative, well there is Brave (with inbuilt protection).

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2018, 08:49:29 PM »
There is now RequestPolicy Light. But the newer extensions, also NoScript, have been hampered by coppying of the Chrome extension model, that leaves developers less access to the browser (apparently here Google's kernel business dictates) and
there is really no alternative, well there is Brave (with inbuilt protection).

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Hum i see, for now will keep using version 56 then
wonder how long should i use this browser though... since it will be outdated/abandoned eventually
so will keep checking the news here and what to do in the future...

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Re: Noscript does not work in the new Firefox Quantum browser.
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2018, 11:45:49 PM »
Actually NoScript already went Legacy on Firefox 56 while 57 is a big security hole >_<
great way to start new year 2018 lol...