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Website Switcheroo: Links opening in tabs are dangerous

Boris Reitman

Undoubtedly you know that any link on the web can be opened in a new browser tab. That is done by “right-clicking” on it and selecting “Open Link in New Tab” option. However, many links that you find on websites automatically open in new browser tabs. You would be surprised to know that many dangers are lurking behind this convenience.

Speaker Bio: Boris Reitman is an independent intellectual activist, based in Vancouver. His interest in the political concept of Privacy and his expertise in web development had led him to found the "Internet Security and Privacy" discussion group in Vancouver. Boris has been 20 years in web development field and in the last two years has focused on web security research.