Security Expert Comments On Firefox Blocking Pop-Ups In Next Release

In the new year, Firefox will be hiding notification pop-ups by default with their new Firefox 72 release in an effort to fight spam.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Mike Bittner, Associate Director of Digital Security and Operations,  The Media Trust
November 05, 2019
While developed for good intentions, pop-ups have become a widely abused website feature that now enable low-quality ads and malware attacks.
Pop-ups were a good idea until they weren’t. While developed for good intentions, pop-ups have become a widely abused website feature that now enable low-quality ads and malware attacks. Most users now avoid them by blocking them altogether, a move that renders useless those designed to offer useful notifications or show quality ads. In fact, surveys consistently show that consumers don’t mind ....
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