I’ve been using NoScript recently. It’s a add on for Firefox that only
to happen. I’ve started doing this because I’ve read that running untrusted
online. Do you think I’m overdoing it? What are your thoughts on the topic of
safe – nothing is – but safe enough.
Having said that, I should tell you that I also run NoScript.
Let’s look at what that all means.
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If you read that carefully you’ll realize that this means a web page – any
web page – can now include a computer program. Rather than just displaying text
and pictures, web pages can now “do” things. A popular
present a very complete and functional email program – all in a web page.
anything harmfully to your computer.
However, as we all know, all software has bugs. This holds true for the
runs in. Some of those bugs can, when discovered, be exploited to bypass the
sandbox, or to perform other malicious actions on your machine.
The good news is that it’s very rare. And once again, as long as you keep
your computer up-to-date with the latest patches and versions of the operating
actually how I run most of my other machines.
interpreter, you’re likely quite safe”
However, after learning about NoScript, I decided to give it a try. Exactly
you tell it. If you visit a site that you haven’t OK’ed, NoScript tells you,
is that some web sites simply don’t work, while others might only work
partially. The point is that you now have the choice of whether or not to
for the site in question, only to be told that other domains that site
references are still blocked – often because those other domains are used to
present some of the ads or content on the original page.
does protect you from any attempts at malicious behavior, whether or not they
could actually succeed.
thing and many, many sites now require it for full functionality. If you’re at
all concerned, or just want to turn off some of the content that it implies,
NoScript is a fine approach for FireFox users to take control.