NoScript & Request Policy 0.5.8

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NoScript & Request Policy 0.5.8

Post by bjm_ » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:29 am

Good day IAForum,

Seeking comments on compatibility of FF add-on Request Policy and NoScript.
Have run NoScript for some time and have only just become aware of Request Policy..
Any known compatibility issues running NoScript and Request Policy..
Does Request Policy really make a perfect adjunct for NoScipt as Request Policy authors claim....
or does NoScript do it all and Request Policy is unnecessary...
All comments appreciated

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Re: NoScript & Request Policy 0.5.8

Post by Alan Baxter » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:39 pm

Sorry you didn't get a reply sooner. NoScript already "provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser",, so I don't think you need the Request Policy extension for that. Some NoScript users feel the additional control RequestPolicy provides gives better security than NoScript alone. I've never tried it myself.
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Re: NoScript & Request Policy 0.5.8

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:55 am

I use RP with NS and have for a very very long time. I use it not for the additional "security" per se but rather to help me fine tune and tweak certain restrictions, in fact I even use ABP for that purpose, not the other stuff really. It is very frustrating at first and it takes some getting used to and requires active participation to learn, train and work with. Your content will look like crap, function will be busted, sometimes you have to either temp or perm allow stuff to make it work and keep in mind that with EACH and EVERY allow/revoke it WILL reload and that means if you are doing something, you will LOSE it.
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Re: NoScript & Request Policy 0.5.8

Post by luntrus » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:16 pm

Hi bjm_

I also use this combination of extensions in Firefox or Flock and use RP to restrict some third party requests.
On google search pages I have found that too much restrictions will hamper the use of the realtime scanning finjan extension, so on google request result pages I have to use RP without restrictions,

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