NoScript​ ​10,​ ​this​ ​new​ ​version arrives​ ​in​ ​form​ ​of​ ​WebExtensión​ ​to work​ ​in​ ​Firefox​ ​57

NoScript​ ​10

NoScript​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​appreciated​ ​extensions​ ​by​ ​Firefox​ ​users​ ​that​ ​seek to​ ​protect​ ​their​ ​systems​ ​when​ ​surfing​ ​the​ ​net.​ ​Thanks​ ​to​ ​to​ ​this​ ​extension​ ​it’s possible​ ​to​ ​block​ ​the​ ​execution​ ​of​ ​all​ ​kinds​ ​of​ ​incrusted​ ​scripts​ ​in​ ​any​ ​web page,​ ​avoiding​ ​suspicious​ ​websites​ ​to​ ​execute​ ​coding​ ​in​ ​our​ ​system​ ​if​ ​we enter.​ ​Due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​functioning​ ​of​ ​this​ ​extension,​ ​making​ ​it​ ​compatible​ ​with WebExtension​ ​format​ ​almost​ ​implicates​ ​its​ ​complete​ ​rewriting,​ ​including​ ​the help​ ​APIs​ ​from​ ​Mozilla.Nevertheless,​ ​what​ ​seemed​ ​like​ ​it​ ​was​ ​going​ ​to​ ​take months​ ​to​ ​arrive,​ ​hasn’t​ ​taken​ ​more​ ​than​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​days,​ ​and​ ​that’s​ ​how NoScript​ ​10​ ​just​ ​landed.

NoScript​ ​10​​ ​is​ ​the​ ​new​ ​version​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wanted​ ​accessory​ ​for​ ​Firefox​ ​that, currently,​ ​functions​ ​on​ ​the​ ​native​ ​format​ ​​WebExtension.​​ ​The​ ​developer​ ​not only​ ​didn’t​ ​have​ ​time​ ​to​ ​launch​ ​it​ ​in​ ​time​ ​with​ ​​ ​​Firefox​ ​57​,​ ​but​ ​also,the developer​ ​saw​ ​it​ ​very​ ​complicated​ ​to​ ​update​ ​it​ ​to​ ​the​ ​new​ ​format​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the limitations​ ​to​ ​access​ ​the​ ​resources,​ ​having​ ​to​ ​wait​ ​until​ ​Firefox​ ​59,​ ​and​ ​the new​ ​API​ ​specialized​ ​for​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​company.

to​ ​the​ ​surprise​ ​of​ ​many,​ ​​NoScript​ ​10​ ​is​ ​now​ ​available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Mozilla extension​ ​store​​ ​making​ ​it​ ​so​ ​that​ ​users​ ​of​ ​Firefox​ ​57,and​ ​of​ ​any​ ​later​ ​version of​ ​the​ ​search​ ​engine,​ ​can​ ​make​ ​use​ ​of​ ​them​ ​without​ ​any​ ​problems,​ ​despite
the​ ​limitations,​ ​that,​ ​for​ ​example,​ ​don’t​ ​function​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Android​ ​version​ ​of​ ​the search​ ​engine​ ​or​ ​on​ ​the​ ​private​ ​navigation​ ​mode.

The​ ​users​ ​that​ ​still​ ​have​ ​the​ ​extension​ ​installed,​ ​despite​ ​not​ ​being​ ​able​ ​to​ ​use it,​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​this​ ​version​ ​automatically,​ ​and​ ​their​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​configurations​ ​will be​ ​maintained,​ ​although​ ​it’s​ ​recommended​ ​to​ ​check​ ​them​ ​once​ ​updated​ ​to​ ​the new​ ​version.​ ​The​ ​users​ ​that​ ​still​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​the​ ​extension​ ​installed,​ ​can​ ​now install​ ​it​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Mozilla​ ​extension​ ​store.

Some​ ​limitations​ ​of​ ​NoScript​ ​10​ ​for​ ​Firefox​ ​57

Even​ ​though​ ​this​ ​extension​ ​already​ ​functions​ ​on​ ​the​ ​WebExtension​ ​format​ ​in Firefox​ ​57,​ ​​It’s​ ​not​ ​an​ ​exact​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​version​​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the limitations​ ​of​ ​this​ ​new​ ​extensions​ ​format​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​former​ ​XUL​ ​format.

Despite​ ​the​ ​developer​ ​working​ ​with​ ​Mozilla​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​​implement​ ​all​ ​the functions​ ​and​ ​characteristics​ ​utilizing​ ​APIs​to​ ​offer​ ​exactly​ ​the​ ​same functions​ ​of​ ​before,​ ​NoScript​ ​10​ ​still​ ​have​ ​some​ ​limitations,​ ​like,​ ​for​ ​example, the​ ​blocking​ ​of​ ​content​ ​and​ ​the​ ​protection​ ​against​ ​XSS,​ ​that,​ ​even​ ​though being​ ​compatible​ ​with​ ​this​ ​new​ ​version,​ ​won’t​ ​be​ ​implemented​ ​until​ ​Mozilla adds​ ​the​ ​new​ ​APIs​ ​to​ ​the​ ​search​ ​engine.

NoScript​ ​10

The​ ​settings​ ​option​ ​are​ ​also​ ​different.​ ​Meanwhile​ ​the​ ​white​ ​list​ ​(included​ ​for defects​ ​with​ ​various​ ​domains​ ​that​ ​can’t​ ​be​ ​erased)and​ ​black​ ​list,​ ​like​ ​how​ ​the option​ ​to​ ​admit​ ​the​ ​scripts​ ​globally​ ​or​ ​erase​ ​the​ ​white​ ​list​ ​of​ ​XSS​ ​is​ ​shown​ ​on the​ ​renovated​ ​settings​ ​menu,​ ​other​ ​options​ ​like​ ​​ClearClick​​ ​or​ ​​ABE​​ ​are​ ​not available​ ​yet.

Even​ ​though​ ​they​ ​have​ ​various​ ​things​ ​to​ ​improve,​ ​at​ ​least​ ​the​ ​users​ ​of​ ​Firefox 57​ ​can​ ​continue​ ​using​ ​their​ ​favorite​ ​extension.​ ​The​ ​main​ ​developer​ ​of​ ​the already​ ​mentioned,​ ​also,​ ​has​ ​assured​ ​that​ ​he​ ​will​ ​​continue​ ​maintaining​ ​the 5.x​ ​version​ ​of​ ​​ ​NoScript​ ​at​ ​least​ ​until​ ​the​ ​launch​ ​of​ ​Firefox​ ​59​ ​ESR​,​ ​the next​ ​version​ ​of​ ​extended​ ​support​ ​will​ ​arrive​ ​mid​ ​2018.that​ ​way,​ ​the​ ​users​ ​that don’t​ ​like​ ​this​ ​new​ ​extension​ ​can​ ​still​ ​utilize​ ​the​ ​classic​ ​version​ ​if​ ​they​ ​still​ ​use Firefox​ ​52​ ​ESR​ ​or​ ​other​ ​alternative​ ​search​ ​engines,​ ​like​ ​Pale​ ​Moon.