Commit 52f15856 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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Add FAQ about JavaScript

parent dc1a8e25
......@@ -185,6 +185,22 @@ Is Java installed in the Tails browser?
Tails does not include a Java plugin in its browser because it could break your anonymity.
Why is JavaScript enabled by default in the Tails browser?
Many websites today require Javascript to work correctly. As a consequence
Javascript is enabled by default in Tails to avoid confusing many users. But
the [[Torbutton|doc/anonymous_internet/iceweasel#torbutton]] extension,
included in Tails, takes care of blocking dangerous Javascript functionalities.
Tails also includes the [[NoScript|doc/anonymous_internet/iceweasel#noscript]]
extension to disable more JavaScript if needed. Note that if you disable
JavaScript, then your browser [[fingerprint|doc/about/fingerprint]] might
differ from most of Tor users and break your anonymity.
We think that having JavaScript enabled by default is the best possible
compromise between usability and security in this case.
Other topics
......@@ -11,6 +11,8 @@ Here are a few things worth mentioning in the context of Tails.
[[!toc levels=2]]
<a id="https"></a>
HTTPS Encryption
......@@ -45,6 +47,8 @@ retrieving sensitive information (like passwords), otherwise its very easy for
an eavesdropper to steal whatever information you are sending or to modify the
content of a page on its way to your browser.
<a id="https-everywhere"></a>
HTTPS Everywhere
......@@ -65,6 +69,8 @@ To learn more about HTTPS Everywhere you can see:
- the [HTTPS Everywhere homepage](
- the [HTTPS Everywhere FAQ](
<a id="torbutton"></a>
......@@ -86,6 +92,8 @@ To learn more about Torbutton you can see:
- [the Torbutton
<a id="javascript"></a>
Protection against dangerous JavaScript
......@@ -103,6 +111,8 @@ anonymity.
For more technical details you can refer to the [Torbutton design
<a id="noscript"></a>
NoScript to have even more control over JavaScript
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