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Website Safe list's

Postby JadStr1 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:46 am

Is there a way to start convincing websites to start making a "SAFE LIST" for those websites that are suppose to be connecting threw their domains?

I am getting real tired of seeing dozens of web addresses popping up in my NoScript list that all look suspicious, yet have no other way to see if the website will start functioning correctly without going threw the list of them and setting them to temp allow, with the full undesirable risk that the domain maybe malicious.
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Re: Website Safe list's

Postby barbaz » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 pm

JadStr1 wrote:Is there a way to start convincing websites to start making a "SAFE LIST" for those websites that are suppose to be connecting threw their domains?

Websites' definition of "safe" is everything they load, including third-party ads (which risk malvertising). Does that match your definition of "safe"?

JadStr1 wrote:I am getting real tired of seeing dozens of web addresses popping up in my NoScript list that all look suspicious, yet have no other way to see if the website will start functioning correctly without going threw the list of them and setting them to temp allow, with the full undesirable risk that the domain maybe malicious.

Yeah, unfortunately is just trial-and-error. But you can reduce the amount of trial-and-error. Here's one way - viewtopic.php?p=75314#p75314
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Re: Website Safe list's

Postby JadStr1 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:51 pm

Do they even know what is loading? Some of those websites I see to select and choose between allow and deny are seeming far to often and show up on far to many websites sometimes. Some didn't pop up on websites I visited before. Thought they might allow the website I first found them on would allow the site to work, didn't do anything, and now they show up on websites I never saw them on before. It seems like they really do need to make a list of the sites that are suppose to be connecting threw them, so when you do look at your NoScript list, you will know which ones are not at all suppose to be allowed.
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Re: Website Safe list's

Postby barbaz » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 pm

Perhaps I wasn't clear.

Point is, there is no security in asking a website to tell you how to configure your NoScript. You don't know if it's like asking a hungry wolf how to manage the chicken coop. Not a smart risk to take.

You could be OK with allowing all the ad networks and Internet trackers in existance, and this fact wouldn't change.
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Re: Website Safe list's

Postby JadStr1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:12 am

You don't understand what I am asking.
I am don't asking for them to configure my noscript. I want to know what websites they actually have connections and contracts with.
You didn't take into account what I said about websites that didn't show up before suddenly showing up on websites I never seen them popup on my noscript list.
Websites like googlevideos.com shouldn't be showing up in a yahoo mail account, especially when there are no other connections and looking at an email was the first web thing done at the startup of a computer.
If websites had to provide a list of their authorized connections, it would be a lot easier to figure out who wasn't suppose to be on that list in noscript. On top of that, if one of the sites they had listed was a malicious actor, it would be easier to hold them responsible for having contracts with such malicious web services.
I am pretty sure, your not suppose to see 30+ websites connecting threw 1 webpage. That is just plain overkill. You shouldn't need that many different services just so you can have a couple pictures, a couple ads, and a couple products or videos on your site. Something is just plain wrong about that.
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Re: Website Safe list's

Postby barbaz » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:36 am

JadStr1 wrote:I want to know what websites they actually have connections and contracts with.

Ah. Many websites already provide this info. It's usually called something like "Terms of use" and/or "Privacy Policy"

JadStr1 wrote:I am pretty sure, your not suppose to see 30+ websites connecting threw 1 webpage.

In my experience, 30+ websites connecting through 1 webpage is not unusual, for websites with ads and tracking.
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