[OT] Flash is NOT Dead

Martin Baxter mblivecode at harbourhosting.co.uk
Thu Aug 4 13:07:42 EDT 2011


On 03/08/2011 16:52, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 8/3/11 8:17 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Kay C Lan wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Lynn Fredricks <
> 
>>> I recommend NoScripts
>> 
>> +1 on NoScript: makes browsing faster and safer.
> 
> I've been using NoScript for years. Last week I discovered Ghostery.
> It lets you know what sites are tracking you and allows you to block
> the trackers. I have been appalled by what's been going on without
> my knowledge. Some sites have a dozen or more trackers and web bugs
> installed.
> 

Me too on NoScript. It has saved my skin several times to my knowledge,
and probably more times than I know about.

I use Firefox mostly for general browsing, and keep it hardened. Some
sites I don't even want to leave my IP address behind and then I use
TOR. For sites I trust, where javascript and cookies are mandated, I use
SeaMonkey exclusively. Using an entirely separate browser for trusted
sites adds a little more separation between the heterogeneous security
realms I think and means you don't have to fiddle about so much managing
settings for individual cases.

Firefox users concerned about privacy might also be interested in the
RequestPolicy Addon. It allows a good degree of control over those
sneaky cross-site-requests that are embedded in so many pages.

I also use my hosts file to block the standard perps.

Martin Baxter





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