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January 13, 2007, 3:28 pm
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the past for exploits, and turning them off is a safe and useful method of
preventing such attacks. That also turns off much fancy functionality on
many sites, that many people want to have. Immediate workarounds for many
new exploits are exactly to disable both.
Java is very powerful and used (I think) on relatively fewer sites, while
such as drop-down menus on upward.
I disable java by default, and only enable it for "trusted"
on a temporary basis. In Firefox, I control java with the
"Edit-preferences-content", while I use the "NoScript" extension for
execution. NoScript has revealed that a large proportion of web
sites ask my browser to run a large number of scripts from a
large number of places I've never heard of.
I recently moved my credit-card activity to a company that
I selected primarily on the basis of their web site's working
well with a security-conscious browser. It's appalling how
many financial sites needlessly malfunction unless your browser
is in stark-naked, don't-care-about-security mode.
To email me, substitute nowhere->spamcop, invalid->net.
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