Firefox to Strengthen Pop-up Blocking

By Deane Barker on April 5, 2005

say goodbye (again) to pop-ups!: Here’s why a lot of sites have managed to get around Firefox’s pop-up blocking lately.

A lot of people have been reporting a new breed of pop-ups on the web. This increasing menace is rooted in the pop-up capabilities of plug-ins like flash and Java. If you’re seeing pop-ups and pop-unders, you’re probably visiting sites that have flash or other plug-ins and those plug-ins are being exploited by advertisers to abuse you with annoying pop-ups and pop-unders.

Mozilla is taking steps to strengthed pop-up blocking, which is good news because I’ve seen it get a lot worse lately. Via Slashdot.