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Google Chrome will implement built-in protection against back button hijacking

Google Chrome will implement built-in protection against back button hijacking

about 4 years ago by IanDorfman

Google Chrome will soon get functionality to prevent advertisements from hijacking users via manipulation of their history.

As discovered by 9to5Google combing through changes to Chromium's source code, developers of the browser are implementing measures to counter history manipulation by malicious advertisements or websites. The feature will ensure that when users use the back and forward buttons on Google Chrome, the functions will skip any sites that have injected themselves into the browser's history.

As of this writing, the feature is not yet implemented in any build of Google Chrome, not even its Canary development pipeline. Since this functionality is being implemented into Chromium, other browsers that utilize it, such as Brave, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Vivaldi, could potentially implement the same protection against history-based ad hijacking.

Further Coverage: 9to5Google Ars Technica gHacks Tech News

about 4 years ago by IanDorfman

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