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Unknown insecure content blocked

  • blocked.png
    That's a good joke, now tell me what you blocked so I can remove it from my website.

    I yelled at Avast's Geek Buddy service years ago for doing this very same BS
    I'll bet any money they still haven't yet pulled their heads out of their butts

    Please fix this guys, every other extension I use tells me what's blocked, why can't your engine do it too.
    (obviously it's capable, the Unblock button is right there)

  • @Tcll First I would check if there isn't any content coming from an insecure source.

  • that's about 30 different domains to look through in more than 1000 URLs on this page

    a literal needle in a virtual haystack
    sure I have more extensions that could probably catch it
    buuuut that means sending the blocked server my IP since extensions can't block requests

    also lets add that there's things broken on the page because some of my plugins randomly can't load for whatever reason(s), adding some fake needles to this haystack

    this is what happens when you work with an API that doesn't deserve life,
    and then build your own noobish API that's impossible to maintain on top (I was a teen, cut me some slack) 😛
    ah the joys of JavaScript

    why should I have to work to figure out what I need to remove, when Opera should just tell me.
    UBlock certainly tells me everything that's blocked

  • Not that hard, really. Look for any URL that explicitly says "http:"

  • @sgunhouse 145 URLs from at least 15 different domains

    Stop trying to help me fix my broken website (though I do appreciate it, thanks), and tell Opera devs to stop with the noob quality.

    every other blocker I use notifies me of what content's been blocked,
    why can't Opera's blocker??
    it's a trivial task to implement such a feature, and it's common sense to include it.
    I'd write it in myself if I could.

    look, I'm not looking for a solution to the problem on my site
    I'm trying to solve a problem Opera's put on everyone, since they're the only ones able to do anything about it.
    just like I tried solving the incompetence that was Avast's GeekBuddy service.
    I hope Opera devs won't be as bad as they were.

  • Use Opera's developer tools to view detailed error messages. Go to Opera Menu > Developer > Developer Tools. Errors will be shown on the Console tab. Use the Filter drop down to show errors only.

    Insecure content is usually an image, ad or JavaScript loaded loaded with http: by your https; page.

  • @yeswap how does that fix opera's issue and display the blocked content in the notification box as expected??

    EDIT:
    to give an example, here's an image of what UBlock displays on this page:
    blocked_content.png
    you can clearly see what content is blocked by the extension

  • @Tcll You can't change what Opera displays and I don't see any reason why they should either. That alert box is for end users. They can't fix your website so all they need to know is that there's a security issue with it.

    It's your website. You are the developer and developer tools should give you the information you need to fix it.

  • @yeswap

    That alert box is for end users.

    which doesn't provide enough information

    You are the developer and developer tools should give you the information you need to fix it.

    shouldn't an extension blocking particular domains count as a dev-tool??

    You can't change what Opera displays and I don't see any reason why they should either.

    I mean, I could if I felt like hacking it
    but here's a reason why they should:
    to provide a better quality product and end user experience
    information on blocked data should not be hidden from the end user, that's just poor quality

    if I can make my FOSS applications more quality-packed for end users that displays all information they need to know
    Opera certainly can too
    or is proprietary code really just that bad that the developers can't make things easy for end users to see things?
    (I'm willing to write in the functionality myself, it's so trivial)

    come on guys

    or am I really just backing the wrong people??

  • @Tcll What extension are you using that you think is blocking insecure content?
    All browsers block insecure content by default. As far as I know none of them give end users detailed information.

  • If a browser is blocking something because it could be a (security) risk for the user, then why that browser should show the link to what was blocked, exposing the user to the risk?

  • @leocg said in Unknown insecure content blocked:

    If a browser is blocking something because it could be a (security) risk for the user, then why that browser should show the link to what was blocked, exposing the user to the risk?

    you're not showing the full link, only the domain name of the resource blocked
    I don't see any security risk here because the user is usually aware the reported content is malicious.
    it's common sense to know NOT to expose themselves to the domain
    but if they do, that's entirely on them, not your fault

    @yeswap said in Unknown insecure content blocked:

    @Tcll What extension are you using that you think is blocking insecure content?
    All browsers block insecure content by default. As far as I know none of them give end users detailed information.

    the extension I'm using that I know is blocking the content is Opera's ad-blocker:
    opera.png
    (this is engine-level functionality, which is better than something like UBlock)
    but compare what you've told from it here:
    blocked.png

    to something like (I had to find a site that displayed info on everything):
    UBlock:
    UBlock.png
    Avast:
    Avast.png
    TrafficLight:
    BDTL.png

    why is it all these extensions can display more info than Opera?
    now yes, TrafficLight is very vague when it comes to blocked content
    but it still gives you relative info to look at

    and all extensions (including Opera) even allow you to unblock said content
    so that whole security risk argument is invalid since you have an "Unblock" button
    (actually you have 2 security companies shown proving your argument invalid)

    so since you have an unblock button, why not display the domains of what's blocked for a better quality user experience??
    I've just shown 3 extensions that give a better user experience (more pro quality) than Opera's more than ad blocker.
    please fix this

  • @Tcll The "Blocked Insecure Content" message you posted is not from the Opera Ad Blocker. It's from the core browser engine. All Blink based browsers display this same message when they detect insecure content. Here's how it looks in Chrome:
    Screenshot 2019-08-12 at 9.53.51 PM.png

  • @yeswap alright that's fair
    I didn't reallize this was a general browser feature and not from opera's core engine-level "extension"

    that said though, you're turning core functionality into an extension
    why not add extension level functionality for better error reporting as well?? 🙂

    I still hold my offer, I'm willing to add such functionality if you guys aren't 😉
    (and being a FOSS supporter, I'm willing to do it for free)

  • @Tcll Anyway, the info of what URLs were blocked is not very useful for the end user. On the contrary, it may cause confusion since they don't know all the links on the page source.

  • @Tcll You can do a suggestion for more info to be displayed.

    Don't forget to also ask for Chromium.

  • @leocg hmm...
    I guess that's fair
    and in defense of that (now that I recall), UBlock does have the default option to display less info, looking like this instead:

    Don't forget to also ask for Chromium.

    you mean like, request on the Chromium project??
    or request on the Chromium build of Opera??

    sorry, mind my autism 😛

    EDIT: where would I request btw, if here isn't the option do do so??

  • @Tcll You can do the request here in the forums, in the proper section for it.

    Don't know how you can do requests for Chromium.

  • @leocg oh '3'
    alright, sure thing

    and as for the chromium bit
    I think I'll hold off because chromium doesn't have a built-in ad blocker "extension"
    you guys are the only ones doing this I'm afraid, Vivaldi and Brave only have extensions.

    I know I can request on their GitHub though, but I highly doubt they'd listen
    I think we both know Chromium isn't exactly focused on privacy or chromium-based Opera wouldn't need to exist. 😛
    let alone Vivaldi, Brave, Comodo Dragon, and other less secure Chromium-based browsers.

    so yeah, I'll just request here since it's your functionality 😉

  • @Tcll So there would be two requests, one for the adblocker and another for the subject of this topic, the content blocker?

    The second one probably would need to be implemented by Chromium.

  • @leocg or rather, merging the ad blocker and content blocker into a more secure service, and providing extended information for various uses...
    I'll be honest, with common sense, I thought Opera's ad blocker and content blocker were the same thing
    or rather, logically, I thought Opera's ad blocker was an extension of the content blocker...
    why would they be different? that just abstracts the same functionality into something less maintainable 😕

    anyways, yeah I'm not making that chromium request
    I'm pretty sure chromium isn't going to integrate an ad blocker unless something goes viral and there's a REAL (mainstream) need for it

    you guys would have a better chance bashing some security sense into chromium devs than I would 😉
    and even then, they'll likely just data collect for google anyways, which isn't exactly comforting 😕
    (this is exactly why un-google'd chromium exists)

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