[kwlug-disc] OT: Hotmail/Yahoo account breakins

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sun Feb 17 20:30:57 EST 2013


On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 01:43:31PM -0500, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> 
> Using the NoScript plugin to block Javascript, XSS and CSRF is probably
> *the* one most effective form of protection. I'm surprised (and
> dismayed) that you're not going to recommend NoScript.

We both know how much babysitting this plugin takes to administrate.

I heartily recommend NoScript and friends to those who are willing to
configure it. It is not appropriate for general usage on public
machines, in my opinion. (My opinion may be wrong.) 

Unfortunately many of the best ways we can protect ourselves against
badware are fairly user unfriendly, which is why we have all given up
on computers and turned to mobile devices instead. (Surely that will
never backfire on us, right?)

- Paul


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