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Critical Firefox 3.5 bug discovered

By Matthew
Jul 15, 2009
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  1. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    Another fine thread. On a personal note, 'guest' users should have identifiable information to the website (not the users) to be able to distinguish between one or the other.
    Anyway, what would the difference be between the above mentioned 'no script' and the windows 'hosts' file (which I believe is editable and possibly similar) Maybe?
    I am by the way, a proud user of Firefox...:slurp:
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,687   +883

    I'm not exactly certain of the absolute difference in specific function between No Script and the Windows hosts file. I'm also not sure of the difference between the function of "Combo Fix" and the Hosts file either. Just thought I'd throw that in there. SpyBot SD16 also places a massive amount of entries into the hosts file. I may be showing my ignorance here, but I thought the hosts file was to prevent hostile redirects.

    No Script stops pretty much ALL cross site scripting. I don't know if you use this extension but, if you don't, why not install it for a bit of a trial. It creates a button to approve or deny, all scripts running on a page. If you have trouble a a specific site you can approve all scripts on a page. I still turn then on one at a time until I get all of what I want, and none of what I don't.

    Why not give it a shot, if you don't already use it? A picture is worth a thousand words, at least so they say. If you don't like it, take it back out! It won't do any damage, and it's easy to get rid of.

    If the extension only got rid of those stinking Vibrance roll-overs that turn a page into a veritable mine field, wouldn't that be enough?
  3. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    Actually, since you were the one to recommend it, I already have instaled it on my desktop PC lastnight, and have now just installed it on my notebook.
    So far, I like it, it may have slowed it down a bit,
    but it's much nicer surfing now. :approve:Thanks!:cool:

    I haven't played with it yet,I'm in the learning stage, but the HOSTS file can be manipulated to block malicious sites or ad servers. You list the name of the Web site you want to block. With it is listed the IP number 127.0.0.1. That is the number of your computer. Doing this has the effect of short-circuiting the request. The request just dies.
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