JavaScript - NoScript extension (Was: Questions on Security)

Brian ad44 at
Sun Jun 6 18:15:19 UTC 2010

On Fri 04 Jun 2010 at 09:41:21 +0200, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:

> For Firefox on Linux as well as Windows I strongly recommend the NoScript
> plugin. It blocks all JavaScript on a web page, and lets you turn it back
> on again per page or domain.

Indeed it does. And it does it very well; based, of course, on whether you
trust the site. Whatever 'trust' means.
> It can be a bit of a nuisance for casual browsing, but if you have a fixed
> set of websites that you visit almost every day, then you can allow
> JavaScript on those sites. It's very easy.

A nuisance? It's a pain. My browsing is eclectic and noscript does nothing
for me or my security.
> Sometimes you visit a website with JavaScript that commes from other
> websites, like banner ads. If you only allow JavaScript from the site
> itself, not from the third-party sites, then you will have a much cleaner
> and faster browsing experience. Especially if combined with the AdBlock
> Plus extension.

I'd question 'faster' and 'cleaner' but my experiences are subjective too.

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