Downloading attachments with Tor - is this secure?

Al MailingList alpal.mailinglist at
Tue Jun 22 19:03:55 UTC 2010

I really like the Request-Policy plugin too. Quite amazing how many
other sites some reference.


On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Scott Bennett <bennett at> wrote:
>     On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:10:26 +0100 Matthew <pumpkin at>
> top-posted (*please* stop doing that!):
>>I am not using NoScript but I used it some time ago.  The problem I had
>>was that various websites did not work because it turned off JavaScript
>>which seemed essential.  At the moment I am using Polipo and Tor with
>>JavaScript operational but Java, Flash, and QuickTime are all turned off
>>in Firefox.
>     Well, that's rather the point, isn't it?  Besides, NoScript has
> always allowed you to whitelist sites that you *trust entirely*.  Further,
> you can allow script execution globally, but you'd be utterly foolish to
> do so in a browser not running thoroughly sandboxed.
>>Perhaps you could please tell me why exactly NoScript is superior to the
>>methods I am using?
>     Aside from the aforementioned feature of disabling script execution
> by default, it provides many other protections, far too many to go into
> here.  Read about them at the NoScript web site at
> NoScript should be used with Firefox even when tor is not used.  NoScript
> should be used with Firefox even when Torbutton is not used, but it is
> much safer to use both NoScript and Torbutton together.
>                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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