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Scam Browser Notification Prompts Increased by 69% in 2019

In the first nine months of this year, the number of ad and scam browser notifications surged by 69%, a new report by Kaspersky shows. If users allow browser notifications for a certain website, these can be sent even when users are not visiting that website. Malicious websites increasingly try to trick users in allowing these notifications, which they then use to push ads, scam sites, malware and other threats.

In order to address this growing threat, browsers like Firefox and Chrome are making changes to disable notifications by default and to make accidental user approval of notifications less likely.

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