[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine
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Tue Jul 27 19:27:40 EDT 2010
Ralph Janke wrote, On 07/27/2010 6:58 PM:
> On 07/27/2010 05:04 PM, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) wrote:
>> On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 04:51:32 pm Ralph Janke wrote:
>>> beginning to sandbox your browser (in clear distinction to ActiveX) from
>>> the rest of the computer.
>> Time and time again we are seeing that even with the protections in
>> This is not to say that JS is bad, but that even "designed from the
>> to sandbox your browser" can be very difficult to achieve.
> Well, many things would not happen if you don't network your computer.
> you should reconsider having a computer that is connected to the world :D
Just another example of Khalid's point.
Networking in and of itself should not be bad.
How it has been done, in practice, however, opens one up to 'bad
things' that shouldn't reasonably be there in the first place. As a
result, additional protections get put in place - be it to turn off
It is logistically unreasonable for everyone, of every knowledge
level, to know or vet that your stuff is ok, and this other guy's is
not. Users are left with the practical reality of painting everything
various other measures, such as various blocks, e.g. ads.)
NoScript, at least, provides a selective, and temporary, mechanism to
unnecessary consumption of unwanted bandwidth, if you don't remember
to revoke those temporary permissions. (Which makes NoScript,
unfortunately, an incompletely satisfying sole approach.)
To say, in this day and age "Well, just don't use it, then." is fatuous.
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