Google Chrome Will Block Tab-Under Behavior

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Google Chrome Will Block Tab-Under Behavior

Post by intense » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:39 pm

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... -behavior/
Google is working on blocking tab-under behavior in Chrome, according to a document seen by Bleeping Computer.

For users unfamiliar with the jargon, Google considers tab-under behavior when an unsuspecting user is scrolling or clicking on a page, but the site duplicates the current page in another tab and shows an ad or a new website in the page the user was initially reading.
Well, uBo is already doing this using $popunder, and ABP has delayed indefinitely a fix.

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Post by intense » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:19 pm

Expanding user protections on the web
http://blog.chromium.org/2017/11/expand ... n-web.html
One example that causes user frustration is when clicking a link opens the desired destination in a new tab, while the main window navigates to a different, unwanted page. This is effectively a circumvention of Chrome's pop-up blocker, one of users' favorite features. Starting in Chrome 65 we'll also detect this behavior, trigger an infobar, and prevent the main tab from being redirected. This allows the user to continue directly to their intended destination, while also preserving the context of the page they came from

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Post by -Mark- » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:59 pm

Speaking of abusive experiences, a stronger popup blocker is also in development - https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/is ... ?id=756089

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Post by gotitbro » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:22 pm

Yeas, most browser hijackers work by redirecting through multiple domain hoops. This does seem a good development https://www.androidcentral.com/chrome-updates-set-kill-annoying-auto-redirects-and-trick-click-pop-ups.

Though I wonder if it might affect legitimate redirects.

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Post by -Mark- » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:03 am

Canary and Bleeding Edge build users can now test the feature via

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chrome://flags/#enable-framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture

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