Is NoScript worth using?

Episode 1326 (1:44:37)

Alan from Seal Beach, CA

Alan has been using NoScript and Sandboxie, but he's finding it to be inconvenient. NoScript turns off Javascript, but almost every website uses it. There's nothing inherently wrong with Javascript, but security guru Steve Gibson is in favor of it because it does heighten security. It just comes at the cost of having a very poor experience on the web.

Leo thinks Sandboxie is a good idea, but he'd use Ghostery instead of NoScript. It's a plugin for Firefox and Chrome and will tell you what techniques the website is using to spy on you. That information is more valuable than just turning off Javascript. Then he can disable Javascript selectively.