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Old 08-10-2021, 23:54   #46
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Re: http - how secure is it?

Most browsers cache files, so technically, yes, you are downloading content.

Thats different to choosing to download specific files though.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:10   #47
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Re: http - how secure is it?

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and am i right that regardless of whether a site is 'secure' or 'not secure', you are downloading content onto your hard-drive just by visiting the site and there is no difference regarding safety if you choose to save the content you download rather than getting rid of it by clearing your browsing data.
Don't forget that just visiting a site and doing nothing else can execute scripts on your PC that may be harmful. It's why I run a script blocker to control that sort of content.
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Old 09-10-2021, 18:36   #48
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Most browsers cache files, so technically, yes, you are downloading content.

Thats different to choosing to download specific files though.
Thank you for the reply Paul, and that is what I thought.

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Don't forget that just visiting a site and doing nothing else can execute scripts on your PC that may be harmful. It's why I run a script blocker to control that sort of content.
Makes sense, and it's why we need security software to help keep the nasties away.
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Don't forget that just visiting a site and doing nothing else can execute scripts on your PC that may be harmful. It's why I run a script blocker to control that sort of content.
Yes I always have scripts disabled UNLESS I NEED THEM which thankfully isnt much....
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