Ublock Microsoft Edge

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TS4H, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. TS4H

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  2. J_L

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    Very interesting, though I've mostly lost interest right after due to Adguard and the pointlessness of Edge in general.
     
  3. Tyrizian

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    This would be exciting news for me, if I actually enjoyed using the browser.
     
  4. Osaban

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    I prefer to wait, as the article reports the application is still in a pre-release stage. I find MS Edge interesting and it is actually faster than Chrome on my machine (even though Chrome has only 2 extensions).
    "Insider Preview Fast Ring only for now until it's finished." Nick Rolls
     
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    There is less than two weeks before the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 is released and Edge is supposed to allow extensions with it, but I doubt it will make me use Edge any more than I do now. As a browser Edge makes an OK PDF reader.
     
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    The main point of Edge is Appcontainer integrity level (only tweaked Chrome-based browser have it); of course if you prefer aesthetic over security, you have plenty of other options...
     
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    What do you mean by "aesthetic over security"?
     
  8. Umbra

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    Some people will choose the fancy, shiny, heavily customizable browser over a simpler but more secured one.
     
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    OK, I understand, quick question: Do you really use all that that for security and protection what I see in your signature?
    Or not?
    I mean for my needs I don't really need anything, OK, I will use VoodooShield and ReHips eventually and that's about it.
    I mean you said it yourself, Edge with AppContainer and Chrome with AppContainer are truly secure-do you perhaps have the link how to tewak Chrome with AppContainer-I mean the whole process, since I do not know how and where to start to tweak in the first place.

    I also use Firefox, but so far I didn't need anything to protect it against malwares and exploits (I'm talking about Windows 10 Pro 64-bit that I use).
     
  10. Umbra

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    yes i do, mostly for the fun, i could ditch all of them since i secured my Win10 with several tweaks. If i have to chose 2-3 apps, i would use ReHIPS first, with VS and HMPA only.

    for Chrome; just type this in the address bar

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    chrome://flags/#enable-appcontainer
    and enable it.

    i really dislike FF, i ditched it years ago for "lack" of security features (Sandboxie is a must have to any FF users) ; now it will become a simulacre of Chrome (multi-processes, etc...); but to answer your question, you have the NoScript extension, a bit complicated at beginning but once set, it block lot of things.
     
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    + 1. I use the same. But with W10 64 bit.

    I would like to know any real world documented cases (say past 3 years) where a user would have infected if browsed with Naked Firefox, instead of Naked Chrome. Not that i am against to Chrome/Edge. Just curious to know!!
    I would like to understand, if there are any cases, and if so, and identify possible mitigations..

    B/w I use Firefox (for now), which is guarded with HMPA + uBO (med mode) + FF Tweaks


    Tweaks to Win10 ? If so, could you please list them..
     
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    Such a simple tweak! Why isn't this enabled by default?
     
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    i would like to know too :D


    when i used FF before:

    - Noscript Extension
    - Sandboxie
    - HMPA or EMET or MBAE

    I favor Chrome because many internal tweaks are security based, it has by default a sandbox which can be upgraded by enabling Appcontainer , you have some plugins lockdown and Addon verification enforcements,
     
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    It work only on Win10 , so maybe they want avoid potential issues on other OSes.
     
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    Guess, it isn't ready for prim-time
     
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    Ah! I see. ;)
     
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    Thanks. As I said in my previous post, I too added some guards to fortify it :)

    Thanks. I will keep an eye. Perhaps i might tend more towards Edge, if FF becomes unsafe to use ;)
     
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    it is not especially unsafe if you have proper habits; it has less protection , which is different ;)
     
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    Yes. You are right. Thank You.
     
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