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Offline polonus

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If NoScript does not suit you, use a blacklist add-on!
« on: June 13, 2008, 12:37:15 AM »
Hi malware fighters,

A lot of webforum friends here use Fx with the NoScript add-on for added security against all sorts of things running inside the browser, posing a possible risk. Some complain it is to intricate, but do not trust javascript and what it does on some sites, so there is an alternative add-on,
lighter not so drastic as NoScript but not to be totally without protection, there is YesScript 1.3:
https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/4922

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Re: If NoScript does not suit you, use a blacklist add-on!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 01:09:49 AM »
I see no difference with NoScript as an advantage. NoScript will allow better configurations according to your needs. I can't see NoScript as an intrincate extension, on contrary.
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Re: If NoScript does not suit you, use a blacklist add-on!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 01:36:42 AM »
Yes I too have grown used to NoScript and for me it is a better option, block all and opt-in (whitelist) to those you want to allow. This evening I have been doing some browsing and I was having to continually temporarily allow sites permission to run scripts, yes it was a bit of a pain but not to the point I would drop NoScript for something like YesScript.

Whilst the YesScript differs in that you are opted-in by default allowing sites to run scripts (at least that is how I read the add-on page) and you then blacklist those you don't want to run scripts.

To me that is a step too late as how do you know in advance what script might be run, effectively you are relying on the better security in firefox and your security applications and proactive measures you might have to protect you, thanks but NoThanks.
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Re: If NoScript does not suit you, use a blacklist add-on!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 03:56:13 AM »
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Whilst the YesScript differs in that you are opted-in by default allowing sites to run scripts (at least that is how I read the add-on page) and you then blacklist those you don't want to run scripts.

I have to agree. Why would I let the bad guy in so I can then blacklist him. ???
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