0NoScript logoImprove your browsing security without crippling lots of sites

I always recom­mend that people install an altern­at­ive browser to Inter­net Explorer. Per­son­ally I prefer Fire­fox to the other altern­at­ives (Chrome, Opera, Safari) as I find the huge num­ber of addons on offer give it an unas­sail­able advant­age. I’ve recently exper­i­mented with the NoScript addon, which enhances secur­ity by block­ing act­ive objects and scripts unless expli­citly approved. How­ever I found that I was forever hav­ing to grant per­mis­sion to every site I vis­ited for it to work cor­rectly.

I’m sure some people will try to preach that this isn’t ‘prop­erly’ secure, but for most users if they have to choose between remov­ing NoScript, or hav­ing it in its default con­fig­ur­a­tion, the major­ity will choose to go without it. Using it in this con­fig­ur­a­tion will block XSS exploits and offer sig­ni­fic­antly improved secur­ity without much com­prom­ise to ease of browsing.

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