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What is the Value of No Script?


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:44 AM

I've read and been told that No Script is an important software to have installed. Okay, I've had it for a month or two now. But what is its value? I just don't understand. Is it worth the frustration of having to allow every new website? Thanks.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:04 PM

It is of great value. It blocks XSS attacks and driver by attacks using scripts on sites. You should allow scripts only on known good sites.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:46 PM

I've read and been told that No Script is an important software to have installed. Okay, I've had it for a month or two now. But what is its value? I just don't understand. Is it worth the frustration of having to allow every new website? Thanks.


To me it wasn't worth the frustration. A lot of the bad reported websites will be blocked by Firefox anyway. As long as you only browse reputable (and trusted) websites then you will be fine without NoScript.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:13 PM

I personally love Noscript. It can be a pain to allow the sites you regularly browse at first. But the protection it provides is invaluable.

Any website can come under attack. I first got Noscript when a website I regularly visited was attacked, and a fakeantivirus was put on my computer. Luckily it wasn't too hard to remove. I just had to restart, open MSCONFIG before the process started. Disable it. Restart again. Download MalwareBytes. Then remove it.

Since I've downloaded Noscript, I've not had so much as a tracking cookie.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

Any website can come under attack.


I wouldn't say any website per se. Most websites are running safeguards to prevent attacks. The vulnerable ones are the personal websites running PHP based portals with SQL backends.

A better (and less instrusive and frustrating) alternative if you fear your internet browsing is to use Sandboxie and run your browser in a sandbox.

Edited by JonM33, 01 August 2010 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:43 AM

As long as you only browse reputable (and trusted) websites then you will be fine without NoScript.


It has been seen in the past that sites like newyorktimes.com, twitter.com, facebook.com were used to distribute malware using the XSS attack. The only possible way (on the user level) to prevent is to use NoScript or disable Scripting.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:23 AM

I don't use Twitter but I have never had a problem with Facebook at all.

Edit - Then again, I only add Friends that I know and trust.

Edited by JonM33, 02 August 2010 - 08:32 AM.





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