Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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RE[2]: I need NoScript
by Fergy on Fri 24th Sep 2010 07:51 UTC in reply to "RE: I need NoScript"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Javascript is not even remotely as big an issue as browser plugins (java/flash/silverlight/adobe reader/etc) when it comes to security. To me, noscript is like browsing the web with images turned off to avoid jpeg or gif vulnerabilities.

You do understand that you need to whitelist the pages that you actually want to see? Most of the time if a page doesn't work correctly without flash and javascript and I am only going to visit this site once I don't even bother.

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RE[3]: I need NoScript
by ricegf on Fri 24th Sep 2010 10:26 in reply to "RE[2]: I need NoScript"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I used a JavaScript blocker for a while, but the whitelisting finally wore me out and I gave up. I visit a *lot* more obscure tech-oriented websites than I expected, and the all love JS. So pre-screening URLs is roughly the same as a blocker for me, AFAICT.

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RE[3]: I need NoScript
by google_ninja on Fri 24th Sep 2010 12:56 in reply to "RE[2]: I need NoScript"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

What I am saying is that if you are using a browser with decent security, blocking javascript is not worth destroying your browsing experience over. There are jpeg and gif vulnerabilities out there, there have even been vulnerabilities with css. Those things are about as big a threat as javascript, so you probably want to block them as well if you are blocking javascript.

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RE[4]: I need NoScript
by Panajev on Fri 24th Sep 2010 13:31 in reply to "RE[3]: I need NoScript"
Panajev Member since:
2008-01-09

What I am saying is that if you are using a browser with decent security, blocking javascript is not worth destroying your browsing experience over.


Overstatement of the year ;) .

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