While the browser with all the jazzy plugins is just a wide open gate for all sorts of attacks, email is the most insecure form of communication.
People think that email is secure and private because they login with a password (never mind however trivial to crack) and so things will remain private.
The fact is that your email is an open postcard that is read and scanned for viruses and junk by every postman on the way.
If you are someone who does real investigative work in any field or company, it is recommended to use encrypted email by default.
Anybody with sufficient technical skill and significant govt authority in your area can read your email if it is not encrypted before it leaves your computer.
Back to the browser - a sufficiently irritating script can hang your CPU and crash your PC.
NoScript is an excellent addon for Firefox.
If you use Internet explorer, please consider switching to Firefox with NoScript.
Noscript blocks scripts, so even if images load, nothing can be done about them.
Typically tech news websites write a lot of good about Adblock but keep ads on their websites - If you dont want, block it.
Some sites however, discourage discussion of ad blockers because that should not hit their revenue even in the slightest. These are run by fools who cannot innovate or add new engaging content / tools - even if tools are freely available.
Home users can switch to 1inux since, you save 4K when you buy laptop without Wind0ws. You save around 800 rs since 1inux dont need any anti v1rus. Initially you might find it difficult but as time goes on you will l0ve 1inux. Its another exciting w0rld guys... Exciting w0rld of opens0urce... I reccomend ubuntu for Opensource newbies..
Re: Best way would be to switch to L1nux
by RathaChamundeeswari Angalamman on Feb 15, 2011 07:48 PM
For all the pros - the main con is "support", Amount of peripherals supporting Linux is still limited (though the number is growing rapidly)