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Chrome will soon block annoying website redirects

By Shawn Knight ยท 8 replies
Nov 8, 2017
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  1. Google’s Chrome browser in the coming months will wage war against annoying website redirects that take advantage of visitors purely for financial gain.

    We’ve all been there. You’re surfing the web when suddenly, your browser redirects to an obvious spam landing page. It’s annoying to say the least and can be quite dangerous if you’re redirected to a malicious site.

    Fortunately, Google will soon be addressing the matter on three different levels.

    In Chrome 64, all redirects that originate from third-party iframes will trigger a pop-up instead of automatically redirecting to another page (unless the user has been interacting with said frame). This, Google promises, will keep users on the primary page and prevent surprise redirects.

    Another scenario Google will address involves clicking a link that opens the desired destination in a new tab while the main window navigates to an unwanted page, a technique that effectively circumvents Chrome’s pop-up blocker. Starting in Chrome 65, the browser will detect this behavior, trigger an infobar and prevent the main tab from redirecting.

    Last but not least, Google is addressing links to third-party sites that are disguised as play buttons or other website controls as well as transparent overlays that capture clicks and open new tabs or windows. Come January, Chrome’s pop-up blocker will be able to prevent such abusive content from opening.

    In preparation for the changes, Google has launched the Abusive Experiences Report to help site owners see if their pages are compliant. Abusive experiences that are left unaddressed for 30 days will trigger the new prevention tactics.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,213   +4,882

    Google even though I don't want your browser, thank you for taking action against this plague.
     
    Dustyn, Reehahs and pencea like this.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,155   +3,578

    It's a good feature, even for a lousy browser .....
     
    Reehahs likes this.
  4. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 413   +287

    This is for pron.
     
  5. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,768   +638

    I use Chrome almost all the time, HA HA HA. I like Facebook too
     
  6. Qrox

    Qrox TS Booster Posts: 70   +30

    How is it a lousy browser?
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,213   +4,882

    Well I don't think the browser is lousy. I think the tactics Google uses to peddle Chrome is lousy. And for that reason I will never use Chrome, or any other software I have to work hard at keeping off my system. I think you would find not many people use Chrome, if it wasn't bundled in nearly all Freeware.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    One out of two is good.
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Chrome is really a very good and secure browser but the problem with it, just like any other browser, is that it's a big tattle tale to it's parents. There's nothing you do with or on it, that it doesn't run home to mommy & daddy and spill the beans on you.
     

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