Hi forum users,
In the thread now running at the avast forums general section, started by little old me: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic= ... #msg518856
I was heavily attacked and even accused of patronizing now, this is what I wrote to my defense:
... and I are good friends, and good friends may have different visions on in-browser-security measures, and our difference of opinion can only be helping the discussion.
I have nowhere read (from experts and browser security researchers that are in a position to know) that NS is not doing its job as it should and it has been qualified by them as one of the best security extensions ever developed for the Fx browser, and it is a shame it could not be brought in other browser flaws. I haven't heard anyone in this thread say anything to the contrary, they argued on other arguments, because they could not beat this one.
As I stated elsewhere I would welcome it that NoScript would finally get an all-browser-wide adherence. I am not patronizing, I just repeat a general opinion on an extension. I am no party in this.
I also know that the opposition against it comes from a lot of folks that have never used it and talk on a hearsay basis or handling the browser extension features and settings are just beyond their scope. I want to leave that aspect out of the discussion. If you better feel on automation you won't have gears... Fine with me.
I just like what Giorgio Maone has developed and I have seen what it can do. I asked the man on his forums many times "and does NS protect here, and does it protect here?". And on all accounts he stated it always did. I wanted to hand down this experience to our user base here, and if it falls on deaf ears here or people for whatever reason do not want to hear it, that is OK with me, go with the second best in-browser protection there is which is a combination of reputation scanning (not reliable in various cases), block listing (always running after the facts) or the use of a scanning proxy - sort of IDS which is provided by the avast shields (we are so lucky as avast users to have these but is is depending on the fact the recognition of malscript must be excellent, and it misses some out).
I am not talking about browsers, I am not talking about in-browser-security in general, I am just talking about the unique quality of the NoScript plug-in which makes the Mozilla browser the most secure, alas without the NoScript extension it falls back to a third place or even worse and is not the most secure browser there is at all and must let for instance GoogleChrome sandboxed go first, but there one made that NS cannot be implemented.
When flock started years ago I was part of their browser security, and been a Fx test pilot for quite some time, I just wanted to pass on my experience for years now with browsers and browser code,
Why it is, my dear forum friends here, that NS creates such resentment from some users when presented with the NS facts on other security forums?
luntrus aka polonus
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