NoScript: A tool for securing your computer against web browser-based attacks
For those of you that haven't (yet) switched from Internet Explorer to Firefox, there's a tool to significantly improve computer security. It's called: NoScript.
"What's the significance of that?" you ask? "Don't I just need an Internet security suite with a good firewall?"
Um, no. Many of today's attacks are able to "pierce" firewalls. Antivirus software is a must. A good firewall is a must. But that's just the beginning.
What's the big deal with javacript (and other scripts, too, for that matter)?
"Frequent readers will know that we often recommend to ease up on allowing scripting as it's used by the bad guys. XSS bugs are basically so bad, not for the example alert('XSS') (spaces added for the overly paranoid web content filters) you might see, but for much nastier things starting with capturing your cookies (read credentials, session keys etc.).
Long story short:
- We recommend Firefox.
- We recommend NoScript for Firefox.
Interested in learning more? Here are links for more information:
|Download Firefox||Download NoScript|
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