NoScript Anywhere (NSA) is the nickname for the next major iteration of the NoScript security add-on (NoScript 3.x), whose guts have been turned upside down in order to match Mozilla's Electrolysis multiprocessing architecture and implement a porting for Firefox Mobile, available on Android smartphones and tablets.
This open source (GPL) effort has started in the very beginning of 2011, and is partially funded by the NLNet Foundation.
NoScript 3 alpha, available on Firefox 4 Mobile for the Android and Maemo operating systems, offers all the the major security features of "classic" NoScript:
* Fully implemented on the first NSA (Firefox 4 Mobile); recent (2012) subfeatures
and the warnning dialog still need to be ported in NSA++ (Android-native Firefox).
** Fully implemented on the first NSA (Firefox 4 Mobile); partially working on NSA++ (Android-native Firefox) but needs bug fixing, testing and the Sync functionality to be restored for being usable beyond the basic default LAN protection (which already works).
NoScript 3.x's UI is greatly simplified and optimized for touch devices, featuring a brand new page permission editing UI, specifically redesigned for smartphone usage and easily accessible by tapping on a floating finger-friendly icon.
Once installed (with no need to restart the browser), it blocks every script and other potentially dangerous active content unless the loading resource is whitelisted.
NoScript 3.x also introduces convenient Permissions Presets, which are offered for choice on first run and can be switched at any time:
Unfortunately, this change made the original NSA incompatible almost overnight, and required yet another massive NoScript rewrite to bring it back on mobile devices.
This effort is currently ongoing with NLNet's continued help, and experimental 3.5 alpha builds compatible with the Android Native Firefox is already downloadable here for testing purposes, even if they're not as complete as the legacy (Firefox 4 Mobile) version.
At this moment:
Download NSA (NoScript 3 alpha) for Firefox 4 Mobile (obsolete, sadly).
|Milestone||Start Date||End Date|
||2012-11-05||To be planned|