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Options: How to choose

Post by SafeTex » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:48 pm

Hello

One more question please.

I've read: https://forums.informaction.com/viewtop ... =7&t=23974

and looked elsewhere but I can't find what it means in concrete terms to block or allow the options "script" "object", "media", "frame" "font" etc. etc. etc.

What is a good general setting for sites and why?

Thanks in advance for any help
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barbaz
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Re: Options: How to choose

Post by barbaz » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:57 pm

As I understand it (please correct me if I'm wrong):

script - JavaScript, e.g. <script> tags

object - plugin objects

media - HTML5 audio/video

frame - subdocuments, e.g. <frame> and <iframe>

font - remote fonts

webgl - WebGL

fetch - whether other sites can make XMLHttpRequest and Fetch request to this site

other - requests where Firefox cannot identify the request type (ref https://hackademix.net/2017/12/04/noscr ... ment-39964)
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Re: Options: How to choose

Post by bo elam » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:01 pm

SafeTex wrote:Hello
What is a good general setting for sites and why?
For me personally, I uncheck all boxes for Default and Untrusted, and tick all boxes for Trusted. That gives me a more restricted experience than I had with the old version. I remember I used to forbid WebGl for Trusted domains before and I am leaving it allowed now but even with that, the setup is pretty strong like I have it.

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Re: Options: How to choose

Post by FranL » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:16 pm

SafeTex wrote:What is a good general setting for sites and why?
I uncheck all checkboxes in the DEFAULT and UNTRUSTED presets. In the TRUSTED preset, I check every checkbox except WebGL. So few of the pages I visit use WebGL that I just prefer not to download such content unless I absolutely have to.
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Re: Options: How to choose

Post by LoneRanger1012 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am

It appears that I can hover over the NoScript icon and see whether any items are being blocked by NoScript, and when trying to figure out what those are, it appears that if I select the Custom scope for a web address, the options that were found on that page are highlighted with a brown color. If those brown options are checked, they are not blocked, so whatever is blocked is somewhere else in the list. If this is a valid observation, how can I find the actual blocked items? Then, since I am not an expert in Internet Security, how can I figure out if it is dangerous to allow this particular item through?

Further, can I temporarily allow customized items?

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Re: Options: How to choose

Post by barbaz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:43 pm

LoneRanger1012 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am
it appears that if I select the Custom scope for a web address, the options that were found on that page are highlighted with a brown color. If those brown options are checked, they are not blocked, so whatever is blocked is somewhere else in the list. If this is a valid observation, how can I find the actual blocked items?
The brown highlight is only about network requests. So for example, if a site has only inline scripts, the brown highlight won't show up for "script" despite there being some blocked scripts.

There will always be some trial-and-error in finding what needs to be unblocked to get the functionality you want working.
LoneRanger1012 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am
since I am not an expert in Internet Security, how can I figure out if it is dangerous to allow this particular item through?
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LoneRanger1012 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am
Further, can I temporarily allow customized items?
Sure, just click the clock at the right of the "Custom" label. (It will revert to Default when the temporary permission expires.)
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