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JavaScript survey: React everywhere, Jest, Webpack on the up... if only it had static typing, sigh developers

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Re: A quicker fix.

"Javascript is a security nightmare that rapes and pillages our computers."

Not just our computers, our mobile devices as well.

I just discovered a nasty bit of JavaScript served up by CloudFront that uses several different techniques to fingerprint the users browser and if an Android device is detected it sends push notifications that scare the user into installing bogus apps from Google's Play store with fake virus warnings from two advertising networks with a known history of abuse.

The majority of websites that are infected with this malicious script are frequented by young people making it all the more repugnant.

Thank you Raymond Hill for uBlock Origin and uMatrix for saving us from this crap

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