[Internet Explorer 9/10] MDL Tracking Protection List

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    It came to my attention that there's a MDL (-http://www.malwaredomainlist.com) TPL for Internet Explorer.

    The link is the following one: -http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/addmdltpl.html

    But, when I go to it, nothing seems to happen, so what I did to try it out was to open Notepad, and then I wrote the following code:

    Code:
    <a href="javascript:window.external.msAddTrackingProtectionList('http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/domains.txt', 'Malware Domain List TPL')">Add MDL TPL</a>
    
    Save it with extension type html, then copy the file link (SHIFT + Right Click > Copy as path) to the Internet Explorer address bar. It will work this way.

    Just thought someone would like to know about it. :)
     
  2. er34

    er34 Guest

    Thanks. Very useful to me. I have been searching for some time how to manually add list, this workaround works. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Thanks for taking your time to correct this. I saw that link before as well, but couldn't figure out how to add the MDL TPL.
     
  4. m00nbl00d

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    I was actually thinking that Microsoft could do better with the Tracking Protection thing. They could rename it to something else like Browser Protection (maybe a better name lol), and make this mechanism work like Firefox's extension RequestPolicy.

    As it is, it's impossible to use wildcards in domain names in TPLs. If it were possible, we could have a list blocking global access to TLDs (top level domains) such as *.com, etc, and then a whitelist of allowed third-party connections.

    This would work pretty great. :(
     
  5. er34

    er34 Guest

    TPLs resemble Ghostery extension for other browsers
    http://ghostery.com/
     
  6. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Yes, I know. But, what I meant, is that, Microsoft could have designed it the way I previously mentioned. This way, users would be able not only to block tracking, but they would also have at their disposal a mechanism like RequestPolicy, which would be neat. :D
     
  7. m00nbl00d

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    Can anyone confirm whether or not this TPL is updating? What I mean is if the entries of the TPL itself (-http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/domains.txt) are still the same already load in IE's Tracking Protection window?

    The list does seem to still be the same old as before. I wonder if they're updating it?

    -edit-

    Unfortunately, this TPL seems not to be updated, at all. I'm not sure if they have intentions of keeping this aside project... I could easily create script to convert the main list to a TPL, but I'd need to host it (if allowed by MDL). Create some free blog to host it would be too much, though. lol
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
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