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Re: Upgrade from NoScript V 2.x to 5.x

Postby barbaz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:49 pm

planet222 wrote:I know I'm sounding paranoid now, but if I reinstall an older version, isn't this, in part anyway, what was driving WebExtensions?

Sorry, I'm not making sense of that.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Upgrade from NoScript V 2.x to 5.x

Postby planet222 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:50 pm

barbaz wrote:Sorry, I'm not making sense of that.

Sorry if I'm confused and/or confusing. It's been some time since my reading on malware and extensions. My simplified belief, I thought malware could piggy back on legitimate extensions thus the movement to WebExtensions? I thought WebExtensions would help in mitigating this threat. But in the meantime, if you had already installed extensions before this threat was present, the extensions were ok. Thus my reluctance to install extensions at this time.
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Re: Upgrade from NoScript V 2.x to 5.x

Postby barbaz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:53 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Upgrade from NoScript V 2.x to 5.x

Postby planet222 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:58 pm

barbaz wrote:Oh, this - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21795


Yes.
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Re: Upgrade from NoScript V 2.x to 5.x

Postby Thrawn » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:23 pm

That's mostly a non-issue. Piggybacking on another extension doesn't grant any special powers to malware; it just makes it more stealthy. A malicious extension will still be fully capable of doing its damage if you install it, regardless of WebExtensions or the lack of them.
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