[Novalug] Does NoScript cross the line between adware and malware? (fwd)
monkeywrenchit at gmail.com
Fri May 8 22:53:44 EDT 2009
What about Chrome? Everyone seems to forget that Google is spyware (he said
from his gmail account). Chrome's primary function is to violate your
privacy. It's a keystroke logger for google. And what about Android?
Don't get me started. Feh.
On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 10:50 PM, Anthony Soucek <monkeywrenchit at gmail.com>wrote:
> The problem with astaro is you have to run a box all the time...Hey that
> would be a good use for an aspirevo since it has low power consumption with
> it's cell processor. But I digress, my point initially was that I could
> care less that noscript did what it did on it's home page, as long as it
> doesnt run malicious ads on its homepage. I use windows alot and DEPEND
> on noscript as a first line of defense for the browser. If I am surfing and
> i see a banner ad run animation it freaks me out, because I am so used to my
> browser not running all that fluff. Having a browser like IE is like having
> a condom with the tip cut off.
> On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 9:17 AM, William Warren <
> hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:
>> Beartooth wrote:
>> > 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
>> questionable addons.
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