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Does NoScript truly block JS?


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:33 PM

My fiend told me that NoScript doesn't block Javascript, but thats in its name and its well known for blocking JS. He bases this off how on sites like DuckDuckGo (with NS blocking its scripts) its still functions normally, unless perhaps these sites are HTML based.

Although I haven't noticed this myself on my Linux machines but I haven't tried blocking scripts on DDG on Windows yet.

So is Noscript still a affective JS blocker.

 

 



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 12:45 PM

Tell you what, suggest that you navigate over to the site and read the top line, I couldn't have said it better myself:
 

https://noscript.net/



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 08:24 PM

Tell you what, suggest that you navigate over to the site and read the top line, I couldn't have said it better myself:
 

https://noscript.net/

So maybe it something with his system. Because I was positive Noscript blocked JS.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:00 PM

Noscript by default has some sites whitelisted, so some sites will work with full javascript unless you remove them from the whitelist. Other sites may detect you are using noscript, or atleast recognise that for some reason javascript isn't working for your browser, so present you a fully functional version of the page but one which achieves the functions without the scripts that are normally used on the normal version of the page. Noscript is very reliable in my experience and very effective, I would regard it as being perhaps the most important single element in the defence of my computer, though one must still have an antivirus and update software and such too.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:29 PM

Noscript by default has some sites whitelisted, so some sites will work with full javascript unless you remove them from the whitelist. Other sites may detect you are using noscript, or atleast recognise that for some reason javascript isn't working for your browser, so present you a fully functional version of the page but one which achieves the functions without the scripts that are normally used on the normal version of the page. Noscript is very reliable in my experience and very effective, I would regard it as being perhaps the most important single element in the defence of my computer, though one must still have an antivirus and update software and such too.

Antivirus is more necessary for Windows and Mac OS its not as necessary for Linux but it doesn't hurt especially if your dual booting Windows and Linux. But yeah I agree Noscript is a very effective at stopping exploits especially when paired with Request Policy or Policeman.






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