For those who’ve never heard of it, the name of this plugin sounds like it prevents all scripts, javascript, java and so on from running.  That’s actually half true.  Look at the description on the NoScript download page:

It allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice

This means that yes, by default all scripting is blocked.  However you can specify what sites to trust and scripts from them will be able to run.  This way the only time scripts run is when they’re from a know-to-be-safe site.  It protects against against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS) used in phishing and other malware type sites to try to get your browser to work against you.

It takes a bit of time to visit the sites you normally use and “allow” them, but once you’ve done so NoScript requires less and less attention.  It’s a good addition for anyone that’s serious about keeping their browser secure from malicious scripts found on “less than honorable” websites.

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