Archive for the Security Category
20 11 2014Giorgio in SSL, Mozilla, Security, NoScript
19 11 2014Giorgio in Mozilla, Security, NoScript
If NoScript keeps disappearing from your Firefox, Avast! Antivirus is likely the culprit.
20 07 2013Giorgio in FlashGot, Mozilla, Security, NoScript
Notice to mariners: starting with NoScript version 184.108.40.206 (ATM still a RC) and next version of FlashGot (220.127.116.11, most likely) the packages (XPIs) of my Firefox add-ons won’t be signed anymore.
Almost no other Firefox extension gets signed these days (NoScript and FlashGot had been among the earliest and few for a long time), and AMO being the only authorized repository you can install the add-on from by default, there’s little or no point in keeping the relatively expensive and clunky signature machinery in place.
You probably noticed AMO lags quite a lot behind stable versions. That’s because the editorial staff manually checks every line of code published as “stable” for security issues and known performance problems. Therefore, if you’d like to always run the latest and safest (a good idea for a security tool like NoScript), you may want to switch to the fast lane, i.e. the automatically up-to-date beta channel, by installing 18.104.22.168rc1 now.
06 04 2013Giorgio in Mozilla, Security, NoScript
Maybe you haven’t noticed yet (and I admit it’s not an exceedingly discoverable thing), but for a long time now NoScript has offered a “Security and Privacy Info” page.
This feature is meant to help you assess the trustworthiness of any web site shown in your NoScript menu.
You can access this service by middle-clicking or shift-clicking the relevant menu item.
Furthermore, power users can customize it by changing the value of their noscript.siteInfoProvider about:config preference to any URL template of their choice.
05 11 2012Giorgio in Italy, Personal, Mozilla, Security
No kidding, this is what I’ve been shown this afternoon by Unicredit’s payment processor when I was trying to make a payment with my own credit card (which, incidentally, is itself fed by a Unicredit bank account) on behalf of my sister:
Bad Behavior has blocked 2829 access attempts in the last 7 days.