NoScript 'crisis'

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emmamillathompson
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NoScript 'crisis'

Post by emmamillathompson » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:39 am

Read: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?t=17619

Scripts can import all sort of functionality into a browser, but they are also easily abused by malcreants to inject all sorts of malcode into your browser. This is where the crisis stems from NoScript has now being blacklisted and is being blocked as an extension, while it apparently breaks webpages (in the hands of the uninformed and non-tech-savvy).

This means a victory for the general dumbed down click-sh**ple, facebook's Mr. M.Z. is so fond of, his dumb f-word+s!
We have the following dilemma: Blocking scripts creates disfunctionality, allowing (all) threats and risks.

barbaz
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Re: NoScript 'crisis'

Post by barbaz » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:04 am

1) It is not blacklisted, it is soft-blocked.

2) The reason for the soft-block is because NoScript apparently causes stability and interop issues in Pale Moon. (I have still not yet seen a detailed, technical explanation of what exactly those issues are.)

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