Firefox users have long enjoyed having a strong layer of added security with the NoScript add-on. Now there's a version for Google Chrome.
NoScript adds an extra layer of security to your browser because JavsScript, Flash, Java are blocked from all but the site you choose, preventing security exploits and vulnerabilities.
If you want extremely safe browsing NoScript has it - it's good enough to be included as part of the Tor browser.
When Mozilla decided on web extensions to build add-ons, it opened the door for add-ons to be developed across browsers, essentially allowing add-ons/extensions to be developed to work in any browser. Chrome users have been asking for a Chrome version of NoScript for years but until recently it wasn't possible.
The extension is still in beta, so NoScript's XSS (cross site scripting) isn't available in Chrome - it requires asynchronous processing of web requests which Chrome doesn't support right now. The developer is hoping to have a stable Chromium-compatible release by the end of June.
NoScript is a great addition, but it takes some time to get it set up so things run smoothly. This guide has almost everything you need to know.
Chrome users can find the official release of NoScript in the Chrome Web Store.
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