User Agent Stuff
dtarrant last edited by dtarrant
@advocatux That's a real eye-opener isn't it? How vulnerable to this class of attack is UT?
@dtarrant I don't know but the confined nature of UT is good to mitigate it in the worse scenario
@dtarrant another good thing about using uAdBlock is that you save a lot of data and that's a must for people using limited data plans in their devices.
See for example this study Troy Hunt did the last month (using pi-hole) https://www.troyhunt.com/mmm-pi-hole/
Whoa! That's an 80% reduction in network requests and an 82% reduction in the number of bytes transferred.
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enjoyed reading that; very educational
Might be a silly question but is there away to autostart uAdblock on start similar to Ufw.
advocatux last edited by advocatux
@lakotaubp you can set 'on' or 'off' uAdBlock using its GUI. When it's 'on' it's always "running" system-wide because what uAdBlock does is customize the hosts file.
If you have set it 'on' it survives system reboots. Maybe that's the autostart you are asking for?
Taking a look to any of these files https://github.com/mariogrip/uAdBlock/tree/master/host-files helps to get the full picture about what this app does.
@advocatux Ok its only when I remember to re check its Gui is marked as off. So I put that down to restarting after daily dev updates. With my ageing brain I keep forgetting about it. : )
@lakotaubp some time ago I needed to re-enable uAdBlock after every reboot but now it's already enabled after every daily update (YMMV).
@advocatux Yes as usual you are correct : ) it seems