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Protect Your Browser With Frame-Busting

I’m a huge fan of Google Chrome – especially the Android version. However the past couple of days have been a nightmare for me. Every time I attempted to navigate a website with advertising, I would be automatically redirected to a malicious site, for example one offering Samsung prizes.

I cleaned Chrome, and even removed it from my phone; Reinstalled; Installed Malwarebytes and other software removal tools – they all found nothing untoward. I also carried out a fresh installation of Android. Nothing seemed to work 😡

Eventually, I disabled Chrome and started using Firefox while I searched for an answer to my frustrating problem. I found it. If you too are having the same issues and are being redirecting to a malicious site, do this… hell, do this anyways to protect yourself:

On your phone, in Chrome, type into the address bar:

Chrome://flags/#enable-framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture
  • Press Go.
  • In the first drop-down menu, next to ‘Frame Busting Requires Same Origin Or A User Gesture’ choose ‘Enabled’.
  • Now restart Chrome.

By enabling framebusting, you forbid frames from navigating outside of the current website without your permission. This helps protect you from rogue advertising.

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5 comments

    1. It’s so annoying when something like that happens. I was actually close to tears with frustration… Just so much going on around me, and that was the one that nearly broke me – and yet it was so innocuous in comparison. The mind can be very weird at times.

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