[Novalug] Does NoScript cross the line between adware and malware? (fwd)
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Sun May 3 09:17:23 EDT 2009
> On Sat, 2 May 2009, Joel G wrote:
>> 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?)
> And if it's doing that now, what will it do in harder
> times to come?
> Otoh, what else is there to replace it with?? Besides
> running Opera, I mean; I do that anyway, and usually have a dozen
> or two tabs open on each.
I run the astaro security server at my house(it's free) and i use it for
my ad blocking. It works VERY well and the ENTIRE network is protected
and you don't have to load up your FF with otherwise possibly
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