Chrome 64 to halt annoying redirect attempts while browsing

Chrome 64 to halt annoying redirect attempts while browsing

Chrome said it regularly hears from users that a page will unexpectedly navigate to a new page, seemingly without any rhyme or reason.

As the world's most popular web browser, Google Chrome is responsible for the internet experiences of the majority of the world's online population.

This type of redirect often comes from third-party content embedded in the page, even when the page author did not intend the redirect to happen.

Tab-unders are used by malvertisers, but also by your regular advertisers as well, mainly because they bypass Chrome's built-in popup blocker and allow advertisers to open multiple tabs pushing unwanted products, services, or sites. "This allows the user to continue directly to their intended destination, while also preserving the context of the page they came from". Google says 1 out of every 5 feedback reports from Chrome users on desktop encounter this problem. This typically happens with 3rd-party iframes, and it will be blocked in Chrome 64: users will be shown an infobar instead of the redirect going through (unless that person was interacting with that frame). This will keep you on the page you're reading, without any annoying redirect jumps. This is essentially a circumvention of Google's pop-up blocker. The Chrome 65 release is set for March 6.

Tab-under is a relatively new term that describes the act of a web page opening links in new tabs and redirecting the old tab to a new URL.

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Finally, Google will penalize websites that open new windows when visitors click on invisible overlays or advertising links disguised as buttons.

Beginning with the release of Chrome 64, Chrome will stop letting sites automatically redirect to new sites when you haven't clicked on anything.

Abusive experiences left unaddressed for 30 days will cause tabs and new windows on the affected site to be prevented.

"From January 2008, Chrome's pop-up blocker will prevent sites with these types of abusive experiences from opening new windows or tabs which is similar to how Google "Safe Browsing" protects users from malicious content". You just need to go to "chrome://flags/#enable-framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture" from the address bar of your Chrome browser and then enable the option called "Framebusting requires same-origin or a user gesture".

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