Google has announced three major changes to Chrome that will improve the browser’s malware detection and removal capabilities. These new changes will block websites that sneakily redirect users to unintended URLs without the user’s consent.
The three features that are introduced in Chrome:
* The most important feature will be introduced in Chrome 64 that will block URL redirection triggered by a script written inside iframes (HTML component used for generating pop-ups) embedded in a webpage. Instead, Google will ask the user if they want to be redirected to a new page.
* Most of the users install plugins such as ad blocker. These kinds of plugin help to block the pop-ups that are generated by visiting a website. However, hackers bypass these ad blockers simply by opening the advertisement in a completely new tab. Chrome 65 will block the redirect and will further show an alert to the users.
* The third feature that is launched is named as the Abusive Experiences Report. In this feature, Google will provide blacklisted sites that are suspected to use misleading UI elements such as play button which on clicking will redirect the user to a new webpage without their consent.
The website owners who have registered their site with Google will receive a warning about the misleading UI elements on their website and have them to fix it. If the website owner fails to fix these issues then from January 2018 these elements will get blocked via Chrome’s built-in pop-up blocker.