a difficult question, v5 vs. v10

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a difficult question, v5 vs. v10

Post by ajay » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:54 pm

Hi all,
I am having a hard time to decide whether to upgrade to FF Quantum and Noscript 10 or not.
Yes I know, the differences have been discussed plenty. My concern is this. As long as NS v10 does
not provide the full set of functions and features, I stayed with FF ESR 52.9.0 which appeared
the safer choice. Meanwhile ESR 52 has become obsolete (and as such sees no longer security
patches) ... while Noscript v10 still doesn't have ABE etc.
It feels like sitting between a rock and a hard stone. And I am sure I am not the only one.

Is there any sound advice how risky it might really be to keep running ESR 59 for a while (without any
problematic add-ons) ?

Thanks for any thoughts
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/47.0.2526.73 Safari/537.36

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Re: a difficult question, v5 vs. v10

Post by barbaz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:52 pm

Most of the Firefox security vulnerabilities require active content to actually exploit. Security-wise, you're probably fine sticking with Firefox 52.9 ESR + latest NoScript Classic for a bit.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: a difficult question, v5 vs. v10

Post by therube » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:45 pm

No difficulty IMO.
Do you want to use a Quantum browser or pre-Quantum?

If Quantum, then it's NoScript 10.
If pre-, then it's NoScript 5.

After you decide on a browser then its a matter of adapting to the way the particular extension version works.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0 SeaMonkey/2.49.5

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