Last Thursday, Google announced plans for three new security features for Chrome that will help stop sneaky redirections by spammy and malicious websites.

One of the features to be implemented in Chrome 64 will block iframe redirects that use Javascript codes to redirect users to a malicious page. Gary Warner, Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) called it a “huge help” in the fight against malvertising.

Another feature will block “tab-unders”, or web pages that open links in new tabs, which then redirect the original tab to a new URL. This is often done by websites to bypass popup blockers.

The third feature called ‘Abusive Experiences Report’, can be seen in the website owner’s Google console account where Google can warn owners if their websites are using any misleading UI elements. Starting next year, Google says that any redirections triggered by such UI elements will automatically be blocked.  

Source: Bleeping Computer

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