refer to : https://mathiasbynens.github.io/rel-noopener/
Browsers now are implicitly set rel=noopener for any target=_blank link.But to prevent user using older version browser, how can we ensure they are open a new tab from our site safely ?
Just Simply add
<a href="https://google.com/" //our target is opening the link with tab target="_blank" //prevent pages from abusing window.opener rel="noopener noreferrer" > Target-Page </a>
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Nice short reminder. 🙂
I personally don't support older browsers, so I no longer use the rel attribute on external links. I mean older browsers don't receive security updates anymore! And here we're talking about preventing the tabnagging attack, which I wouldn't worry about unless I have user accounts and accept money on my website.
Also it's supposed that the linked website was hacked. (I know it's only an example, but I wouldn't worry about tabnagging attacks from google.com 😉)
Beware also that noreferrer will mess with analytics data.
For people wanting to learn about noopener, noreferrer and no follow: dev.to/mornir/noopener-noreferrer-...