New features will be added to Chrome to fight Malvertising

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Google has published that it will introduce three new Chrome security features to its popular browser. The Chrome browser will now be able to prevent websites from sneakily redirecting users to undesired URLs. In its statement, Google said that one of the features concentrated on preventing malvertising campaigns. The company said that the feature will be released in January 2018 with Chrome 64.

Malvertising (“malicious advertising”) is to use online advertising to distribute malware. It includes injecting malicious or malware-laden ads into a trusted online advertising networks and web pages.

The company will start blocking a kind of redirect that acts as a reverse pop-up style, it will also block new windows when users click on hidden overlays or ad links disguised as buttons, such as video playback controls.

According to Google:
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.

Google has released a tool called the “Abusive Experience Report” that will enable the website’s admins to see if their sites are compatible.

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Eslam Medhat

is a professional pen-tester with over 9 years of IT experience bringing a strong background in programming languages and application security, ranging from network and system administration to exploit research and development. He reported various vulnerabilities for high profile companies and vendors and was successfully acknowledged by them.

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