Chrome v5.0.317.0: Another reason to ditch Firefox

Summary:Do you still use Firefox? I am still a Firefox fan, however the latest release in the Dev channel for Google Chrome has me really excited.

Do you still use Firefox? I am still a Firefox fan, however the latest release in the Dev channel for Google Chrome has me really excited. One of the best extensions for Firefox was one called NoScript -- a really easy way to make sure browsing stays secure.

Javascript is a vital piece of the web today -- but at the same time, it's another tool that hackers can use to steal your information through what's called XSS (Cross-Site Scripting).

Google Chrome v5.0.317.0 now officially supports NoScript-like behavior, where you can prohibit all javascript from running, except the scripts you explicitly authorize. This new version also lets you selectively choose which cookies, images, plug-ins and pop-ups are allowed as well.

At first, this feature feels like Windows Vista -- asking you if you want to allow scripts every time you click on something -- but it doesn't take long for your exemption list to become fairly robust.

You can also control your content settings from the address bar. If there is any blocked item on the current web page, a small icon will appear in the address bar, and users can manage settings by clicking on it. This feature is similar to NoScript, where you can control settings from the status bar icon. -- <a href="">Techie Buzz

Google Chrome is almost irresistible now -- I can't think of any reason, other than Firebug, why I should use Firefox anymore. Can you think of anything Google Chrome doesn't do well enough to switch from your current browser?

Topics: Browser

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