so i just downloaded the up to date version of TOR and Ublock is no longer installed? why? is there any issue with Ublock i should know about?
Just a guess… but the plugins you have installed can be queried, so it may be that Tor is just trying to be as plain-vanilla as possible out of the box (have a less-unique fingerprint).
make sense. but wont it cuse secuirity issue that ublock used to cover?
Tor Browser never had uBlock.
I think you are taking about the tor browser shipped with Tails, which does have Ublock by default last I checked. It’s recommended that you remove it, since extensions harm your anonymity.
I probably wouldn’t remove it from Tails, you wouldn’t want to stand out from other Tails users.
I am not using Tails so…
then why do they still include noscript?
No script is not a content blocker.
if you are doing that. then whats the point of putting it on “safest” to begin with.
Because there might be a need to whitelist particular domains or sites which maybe broken with the usage of No script.
I have been using Tails more as a daily driver and setting the security to safest seems like a good plan. When a website “breaks” this gives me a moment to consider enabling Java.
I have one TailsOS with persistence and I use it to clone Tails onto cheap 8GB drives that I have designated for the true use of a unmodified Tails. I do not use these regularly.
The Tails with persistence drive, I am working on persistent configurations which breaks the security idea of tails. Accepting that these configurations are better than not using Tails, and using some other system. Using dark theme, security settings on safest, a dark reader extension for general searches and web browsing does not seem like I am causing harm at the same time I am learning how to run tails for when I feel I need to run vanilla tails for a reason.
Extensions are not plugins and can’t be queried with js. But adblocks change how the page is loaded, so it can be guessed.