Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:58 PM
Lately my NoScript addon warns me about potential cross-site scripting (XSS) attempts whenever I open topics in the forums. The URL in question is "https:// apis.google.com/#insert-random-number-here". Can someone check whether it does anything harmful?
Well, AVG ThreatLabs doesn't report any actively malicious code running on shsforums.net, so that's a good sign. After that, I looked at what Adblock Plus rules there were for apis.google.com. Most of them fell under Social Blocking Lists, although there were a couple more rules for specific domains on the regular Ad Blocking Lists. Mostly, I think it has to do with these Social Networking buttons at the bottom of the page. I have my Adblock Plus filters set up to block junk like this (I had to turn them off to take the screenshot).
This stuff could probably be labeled as minor forms of web tracking/web analytics, but they are found on the vast majority of websites these days. While not overly "harmful", I don't care for this type of
stuff (Social Networking clutter on normal webpages) and have my web browser block it automatically. Same with all ads.
"Ok, I've just about had my FILL of riddle asking, quest assigning, insult throwing, pun hurling, hostage taking, iron mongering, smart-arsed fools, freaks, and felons that continually test my will, mettle, strength, intelligence, and most of all, patience! If you've got a straight answer ANYWHERE in that bent little head of yours, I want to hear it pretty damn quick or I'm going to take a large blunt object roughly the size of Elminster AND his hat, and stuff it lengthwise into a crevice of your being so seldom seen that even the denizens of the nine hells themselves wouldn't touch it with a twenty-foot rusty halberd! Have I MADE myself perfectly CLEAR?!"
-- <charname> to Portalbendarwinden
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