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Internet Security Tip #2

Have you ever noticed those annoying little pop ups that jump out on a webpage if your mouse just happens to touch them?
You didn't click on anything, but now you have this annoying little window that you have to wait for, and it takes it's time leaving your screen.

This is called click jacking!

If this annoys you as much as it bothers me, maybe it's time for you to install the NoScript Firefox, ad on

Here is an excerpt from their web site:

Fight CLICKJACKING Now!The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Flock, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript,Java andFlash and otherplugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank), and provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser.

I installed this about 5 days ago, and I am amazed at how many things try to load without my knowledge. Like a firewall set to paranoid, this thing needs to be trained to allow the things you want to load, and the beauty is that if you allowed something to load, that you realized after the fact, you didn't want to load, you can easily forbid it from loading instantly and forever.

Something I didn't expect, or see mentioned, was the fact that those annoying little pop unders get nuked too! You know the ones I mean.
The little windows that were hiding behind your browser without you knowing it.

So if you're tired of having the browser control you instead of the other way around, give this little gadget a try.

Here is a link to their page:


Happy Hunting!

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Bob S.

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