Opened 12 years ago

#494 closed enhancement (Not a bug)

Toggle JavaScript?

Reported by: Sid Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: 1.1
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Sid, nickm Actual Points:
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Description

Bonne soirée,

Is there a reason you choose not to toggle JavaScript along with Java when Tor is in use?

It was my understanding that JavaScript can comprise anonymity just like Java. Presently
I toggle JavaScript manually but I would like to see this feature in TorButton. New users
and those unaware of JavaScript dangers may not manually toggle JavaScript to their detriment.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mikeperry

If you disable Javascript, Torbutton will keep it off. Torbutton has various measures that prevent js
from damaging your anonymity. JS is not as deadly as Java, but it is tricky. Torbutton compensates
for various things it can do. Modulo browser exploits, it is safe to use Javascript with Tor
with the alpha series of torbutton.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by mikeperry

flyspray2trac: bug closed.

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