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Author Topic: Dynamic Firewall?  (Read 1521 times)

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Dynamic Firewall?
« on: July 25, 2011, 11:29:11 AM »
Does anyone know of a simple firewall that can block Facebook in a browser from constantly calling home?

I leave my browser open with a million tabs, and just can't see any reason for Facebook to incessantly call home non-stop.

I'd just want to block it while the tab isn't active (best case), or block it while my browser isn't active (worst case).
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Re: Dynamic Firewall?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 12:23:37 PM »
The usual AdBlockPlus + NoScript (in whitelist mode) trick? There's some more specific social-media-backtrack-blocking addons available as well, but I have no experience with those.
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Re: Dynamic Firewall?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 01:02:39 PM »
The usual AdBlockPlus + NoScript (in whitelist mode) trick? There's some more specific social-media-backtrack-blocking addons available as well, but I have no experience with those.

I don't run Firefox anymore because it's just way to heavy. So... That limits things... But a blanket solution is still bad. I'd like an intelligent solution, but I fear that's probably too esoteric.

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Re: Dynamic Firewall?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 01:33:21 PM »
Peerblock ?
hosts file ?
The Proxomitron ?

Use K-Meleon as browser ... ?   ;D
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: Dynamic Firewall?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 01:42:28 PM »
I don't run Firefox anymore because it's just way to heavy. So... That limits things... But a blanket solution is still bad. I'd like an intelligent solution, but I fear that's probably too esoteric.
So you'd rather try to block one single thing instead of getting a generally higher level of protection? :)

Chrome has ABP, and I'm sure there's noscript equivalents as well.
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