Google Chrome to mitigate “tab-napping” by blocking redirects in new tabs or windows
In a comment regarding the security measure, Lawrence stated:
“To mitigate “tab-napping” attacks, in which a new tab/window opened by a victim context may navigate that opener context, the HTML standard changed to specify that anchors that target_blank should behave as if |rel=”noopener”| is set. A page wishing to opt out of this behavior may set |rel=”opener”|.”
This new security measure comes just days after Google patched two zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome. You can read more about these vulnerabilities by following this link.