Is there advantage to NoScript blocking Flash

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therube
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Is there advantage to NoScript blocking Flash

Post by therube » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 am

Is there advantage to NoScript blocking Flash in FF > 68?

As it is, the only option for Flash in FF > 68 is "click to play" (aka "Ask") [or Off, altogether].
Will NoScript actually do more, actually blocking content download, or whatever, compared to FF's Ask?

As it is now, you're apt to get a double prompt on a Flash object (1 NoScript, 1 FF), http://inforss.mozdev.org/index.html.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0 SeaMonkey/2.49.5

barbaz
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Re: Is there advantage to NoScript blocking Flash

Post by barbaz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Last I checked, Firefox's click-to-play was per-site, not per-object.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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skriptimaahinen
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Re: Is there advantage to NoScript blocking Flash

Post by skriptimaahinen » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am

NoScript doesn't block Flash per se, it blocks objects. Not sure if there is any easy and reliable way to detect if object is in fact Flash...
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

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Re: Is there advantage to NoScript blocking Flash

Post by 4td8s » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:10 am

I don't see an "easy" advantage for NS to block flash

anyway, recent versions of Firefox alone can handle the flash blocking
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/76.0.3809.46 Safari/537.36

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