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a difficult question, v5 vs. v10

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:54 pm
by ajay
Hi all,
I am having a hard time to decide whether to upgrade to FF Quantum and Noscript 10 or not.
Yes I know, the differences have been discussed plenty. My concern is this. As long as NS v10 does
not provide the full set of functions and features, I stayed with FF ESR 52.9.0 which appeared
the safer choice. Meanwhile ESR 52 has become obsolete (and as such sees no longer security
patches) ... while Noscript v10 still doesn't have ABE etc.
It feels like sitting between a rock and a hard stone. And I am sure I am not the only one.

Is there any sound advice how risky it might really be to keep running ESR 59 for a while (without any
problematic add-ons) ?

Thanks for any thoughts

Re: a difficult question, v5 vs. v10

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:52 pm
by barbaz
Most of the Firefox security vulnerabilities require active content to actually exploit. Security-wise, you're probably fine sticking with Firefox 52.9 ESR + latest NoScript Classic for a bit.

Re: a difficult question, v5 vs. v10

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:45 pm
by therube
No difficulty IMO.
Do you want to use a Quantum browser or pre-Quantum?

If Quantum, then it's NoScript 10.
If pre-, then it's NoScript 5.

After you decide on a browser then its a matter of adapting to the way the particular extension version works.