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PostSubject: What is Greasemonkey ?   Mon 29 Nov 2010 - 8:51

I heard and read about greasemonkey firefox software which can be used for hacking etc, i dont want to learn hacking but sometimes i see greasemonkey software being installed on firefox browsers in cyber cafe's. I then become uncomfortable using that system as i think my passwords are gonna be hacked now..

Is this true??

Please try to tell the basics as i am not much into computers.

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PostSubject: Grease monker a firefox extension.....   Wed 8 Dec 2010 - 15:07

First of all don't PANIC..

And about GreaseMonkey then its not a software but,

Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to write scripts that alter the web pages you visit. You can use it to make a website more readable or more usable. You can fix bugs that the site owner can't be bothered to fix themselves. You can alter pages so they work better with assistive technologies that speak to a web page aloud or convert it to Braille. You can even automatically retrieve data from other sites to make two sites more interconnected.

By itself, Greasemonkey does none of these things. In fact, after you install it, you won't notice any change at all, until you start installing what are called "user scripts." A user script is just a chunk of JavaScript, the same scripting language you use on your own website. But user scripts don't run on your own website; they can run on any website, and they can do anything JavaScript can do. In fact, they can do more than that, because Greasemonkey provides special API functions that give user scripts even more power than traditional JavaScript.

Greasemonkey has existed for less than a year, and hundreds of people have already written thousands of Greasemonkey scripts to scratch their own personal itches. Web enthusiasts with zero JavaScript experience have written scripts to route around broken websites, alter site styles, and "roll back" ill-conceived site redesigns. More experienced coders have created link trackers, password managers, and personal shopping agents. Some have even added entirely new features to complex web applications--without ever needing to talk to the application developers or wait for bureaucratic approval.

Clearly, there were a lot of itches waiting to be scratched.



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PostSubject: Same problem solved   Thu 9 Dec 2010 - 12:29

I also dint knew about this Greasemonkey thingy...Now i know this stuff..

Also will use it in future.. Smile Smile

Thanks a lot,

Nice post..

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PostSubject: I Doubt that...   Sat 11 Dec 2010 - 8:05

I have read a lot about the power of greasemonkey though not sure about keylogging but i know they can be used for manupulating websites in a huge, i mean really huge way.....


Need explaination on this...

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