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Tech Support Scammers Use New Browser Trick To Defeat Blocking

17
Feb
2016

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These days, the vast majority of tech support scams are delivered via malvertising attacks pushing fake error notifications and preventing users from normally closing their browsers. Because those warnings are very convincing and often accompanied by audio cues, many people will get desperate and panic when they realize they cannot close those pages.

Unfortunately, most browsers are defeated by simple snippets of JavaScript code that create infinite loops or other suck trickeries.

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