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Re: [opensuse] Have I been hacked or "visited"? seccheck and rkhunter outputs
On 12/24/2015 02:44 PM, John Andersen wrote:
disable javascript (FF noscript, etc.),
The problem here is that an exceeding large percentage of websites refuse
to run at all without javscript these days.


But then you are alerted and presenting with a nice list of sites that *you choose* to enable or not.

I can't tell you the number of times a site complains about needing javascript, or images are not autoshown, and you are faced with a list of 15 sites wanting you to enable JS. When in reality there are only 1 or 2 actually required for full functionality with the remainder attempting to run who knows what (ads mainly).

The point is with something like 'noscript' *you* control what runs as opposed to what some 3rd party thinks you should run. Don't get me wrong, I'm not claiming that it is some type of "silver-bullet", but it is just one more defensive measure you can take in the climate we find ourselves in.

I have never been more disappointed in humanity's uncanny knack for destroying or just flat "bleeping up" a beneficial resource to the point it is basically untrustworthy for both business and consumer use.

Linux enjoyed a pass for a long time, but now these type of threats are an equal-opportunity annoyance regardless of OS.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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