NoScript Sightings

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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by computerfreaker » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:31 am

NoScript is included by default in BackTrack 4.
For those who don't know what BackTrack is, here's a quote from their home page:
BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.


There's only half-a-dozen addons in the "vanilla" BT Firefox, and NoScript is one of them. Quite the compliment, directly from the top security guys.
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Alan Baxter » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:11 am

From In their words: Experts weigh in on Mac vs. PC security | InSecurity Complex - CNET News
Which is more secure for consumers--Mac or PC, and why?
R. Adrian Lamo, threat analyst:
"There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. A PC, common sense, and NoScript http://noscript.net/ [Firefox plug-in] will help a user reduce their exposure profile more than a Mac and no common sense + clicking on anything that flashes. But the former isn't because it's a PC, and the latter isn't because it's a Mac."
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Post by Giorgio Maone » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:22 am

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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by therube » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:15 pm

In their words: Experts weigh in on Mac vs. PC security | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

"There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. A PC, common sense, and NoScript http://noscript.net/ [Firefox plug-in] will help a user reduce their exposure profile more than a Mac and no common sense + clicking on anything that flashes. But the former isn't because it's a PC, and the latter isn't because it's a Mac."

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10444561-245.html
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Giorgio Maone » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:28 pm

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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Alan Baxter » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:05 am


Giorgio Maone of NoScript
Job: Consultant
Why: Controls NoScript
Impact: Nearly every security researcher on the
planet – complete compromise. In general the
most paranoid people on earth would be
compromised.

Hey! Who's RSnake calling paranoid? :o
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Post by GµårÐïåñ » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:08 pm

It's NOT paranoia when EVERYONE is actually out to get you. :twisted:
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Alan Baxter » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:25 am

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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Giorgio Maone » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:20 pm

M86Security: Malware and social network attacks surge in '09
How can people better protect themselves against the growing tide of malware? Aside from the typical advice of keeping your security software updated and not clicking on links in an e-mail, M86 recommends that people use the NoScript extension in Firefox, which limits the execution of JavaScript code and installs browser extensions that can display shortened URLs as their full addresses.
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Alan Baxter » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:38 am

I suppose this may not be limited to NoScript. I don't know. But I sure thought of NoScript when I saw this:
http://www.ted.com/talks/sam_harris_sci ... right.html
If your browser allows only "trusted sites" to execute Javascript, you should add the "googleapis.com" domain to your whitelist to allow our Flash detection to work properly.
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Giorgio Maone » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:13 pm

http://blogs.computerworld.com/15815/ca ... ne_banking

Computerworld wrote:Jay McLaughlin has me worried. I do my online banking from the same home computer the rest of the family uses for Web surfing and online games. I have the McAfee security suite loaded and do regular scans so accessing online banking should be protected. Right?

Not really, says McLaughlin, a Certified Information Security Professional and CIO of CNL Bank. Accessing online banking from your everyday PC is just asking for trouble, he says.

[...]

He thinks that security suites are increasingly ineffective at keeping up with threats from organized crime rings abroad, such as the Russian Business Network. Right now business users are feeling the heat, but he says consumers are being targeted as well. He's so worried about drive by downloads, in fact, that he uses Firefox with the Noscript plug-in, which won't allow any JavaScript to execute on his PC without his explicit permission.
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Giorgio Maone » Wed May 19, 2010 12:33 pm

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/05/e ... nopticlick
Is Every Browser Unique? Results Fom The Panopticlick Experiment wrote:While almost all browsers are uniquely fingerprintable, there were four special categories that were comparatively resistant to fingerprinting:

1. Those with JavaScript disabled (possibly using a tool like NoScript)
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by Giorgio Maone » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:38 am

BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10224434.stm:
BBC - Facebook "clickjacking" spreads across site wrote:A free plug-in called NoScript, built for the Firefox web browser, includes pop-up warnings about potential clickjacks.

However, it will also query clicks on Flash videos, commonly used on many websites - and it is not easy to install, said Mr Cluley.

"You have to be a little bit nerdy to configure it."

Congrats everybody for your nerdiness, guys & gals here :)
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Re: NoScript Sightings

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:50 am

LMAO, nerdy? Are you kidding me? I know ALOT of people who use this lovely addon with little to no real knowledge of technology and often don't even change the default behavior and benefit from it. I hate it when they paint something in a light that would discourage the average user to give it a try. But hey, at least they mentioned it and that's something. Congrats Giorgio.
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