Google Announces New Chrome Browser Security Feature Arsenal

Google has announced a new security feature update coming to Chrome browser in future versions, all of them aimed at unwanted redirects that are triggered when loading certain websites.

The update will comprise three feature updates and will come gradually to users in different versions planned for the next few months.

First and foremost, the traditional redirects happening on a website for no clear reason will be blocked starting with Chrome 64, with the browser to display an infobar making the user aware of the restriction. The bar provides options to allow the redirect or ignore the message should it was triggered by a third-party iframe.

Then, Google Chrome 65 will come with a second security feature aimed at websites opening links in new tabs, but at the same time redirecting the currently active tab to a different page.

Google says this is the way some websites are getting around its own pop-up blocker, so starting with version 65, Chrome will display the s… (read more)

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