[Novalug] Does NoScript cross the line between adware and malware? (fwd)
unician at speakeasy.net
Sat May 2 18:28:21 EDT 2009
On Sat, 02 May 2009 03:38:03 +0200, botsing wrote:
> NoScript, through obfuscated code, tampers with AdBlock Plus
> in order for Firefox to show ads on the NoScript web site ....
Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> And it's certainly not malware.
If it's going to sabotage a user's system, cripple features that
the user deliberately put in place, unilaterally alter the system's
behavior in favor of its author but in defiance of the user's
explicit preferences, and do all this using undocumented, obfuscated
code -- yes, that counts as malware.
(If that isn't malware, what is?)
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