Hello Folks,… Block Kickass Torrents Website As Dangerous By Firefox And Chrome Browsers,
Popular torrent aggregator Block Kickass Torrents appears to have fallen foul of Mozilla and Google, with the site now flagged as suspicious by both companies.
Block Kickass Torrents Website As Dangerous By Firefox And Chrome
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Instead of a page filled with the latest torrents, visitors now see an ominous red warning banner when they visit Kat.cr.
“The site ahead contains harmful programs,” Google Chrome informs its users.
“Attackers on kat.cr might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit),” the warning adds.
Mozilla’s Firefox browser displays a similar message
The warning messages are triggered by Google’s “Unwanted Software” scanner which flags websites that pose a potential danger to visitors. Chrome and Firefox both use the service to prevent users from running into malicious software.
The policy applies to all websites but torrent sites are common targets of ‘unwanted software’ distributors, according to Google.
The company further stresses that the warnings will automatically disappear when the flagged sites no longer violate Google’s policy.
If you happen to frequent Kickass, you’ll now find yourself confronted with something resembling the following:
Basically, the site has been temporarily marked as “not so good” by Firefox and Chrome and while you’ll be stopped before reaching the site, you can push on if you want to.
According to TorrentFreak, which got in touch with the KAT administrators, the suspicious activity was caused by an errant advertisement, which has reportedly been dealt with.
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The TorrentFreak story goes on to mention that the warning will go away once the site is re-evaluated by the browsers.