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NoScript - Firefox addin

review from ClifNotes and TerrysComputerTips, Jan 2007, permalink _ Browser Tools


Should I use the Firefox plugin called NoScript?

My opinion is no. I'd give you a lengthy explanation but my friend Terry has already done so. I typically agree with his security philosophies except I use all freeware in the places he uses payware.


Here's what Terry says about NoScript ...

Script Blockers and Ad Blockers

... the number of web sites that use scripts legitimately far, far outweigh the number that seek to damage your systems.


By the same logic, we would block email programs and web browsers from accessing the Internet because they could allow attacks. Or, block Windows from being installed on PCs. Or block Windows PCs from being able to access the Internet because so many have been subverted and used for attacks and to send spam.


Sure, you can do it, but it's a draconian solution to a small problem. ...


Read the full article at Terry's Computer Tips



Quote from the website

Extra protection for your Firefox: NoScript allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content only for trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site.

This whitelist based preemptive blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality...

Experts do agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript ;-)