[Answered] VIVALDI difference from Firefox 'advanced' tab options?

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[Answered] VIVALDI difference from Firefox 'advanced' tab options?

Post by vivaldiNS » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:21 pm

Vivaldi latest stable release
NS latest from google store - 11.0.39

The following are general questions about the 'advanced' options tab, not just the
latest release:

ONE: There is no XSS toggle as shown in the Fx version - is this by design because it can't be toggled in Chromium/Vivaldi
and if so, is there a way to check if NS is catching XSS?

TWO: Is the toggle for 'enable permanent permissions in incognito mode' in the NS settings dependent on the Chromium/Vivaldi setting - accessed in the /extensions > details frame, entitled 'allow in incognito'? Toggling the Vivaldi setting doesn't appear to toggle the NS setting.
I run Tor for cloaked browsing, so I don't really need to understand the incognito settings, but someone else asked me and I thought it
may be worth getting clear.
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Re: VIVALDI difference from Firefox 'advanced' tab options?

Post by barbaz » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm

1) NoScript's XSS filter requires WebExtensions APIs that are currently only available in Firefox and other Gecko-based browsers. Don't Chromium-based browsers have a builtin XSS filter?

2) No. It just affects how NoScript behaves under your browser's incognito mode. It is independent of the browser setting and does not affect it.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: VIVALDI difference from Firefox 'advanced' tab options?

Post by vivaldiNS » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:30 pm

barbaz wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm
Don't Chromium-based browsers have a builtin XSS filter?
The last i read is that Google abandoned their version.
For example in articles like this
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/0 ... tion-tool/

Thanks for your informative answer :)
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Re: VIVALDI difference from Firefox 'advanced' tab options?

Post by barbaz » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:39 pm

vivaldiNS wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:30 pm
The last i read is that Google abandoned their version.
For example in articles like this
ah, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the link!
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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