Samsung Internet browser now has a new privacy-focused feature in its latest beta update that is very useful to prevent browser hijacking. The latest beta update adds an option to prevent sites that stop you from going back.
With the Samsung Internet browser version 18.104.22.168, it introduces a new feature that will prevent sites from locking the Back button. This is very useful when you accidentally open a dubious website which won’t let you use the back button, when you press the back button it reloads the page, open ads, or take you a different page. There’s also a new option to Customize menu, you can now quickly access certain functions.
The new feature named as “Block unwanted webpages”, you can find this option under the “Privacy and security” options. You can also read the detailed text below the option it’s clear that it keeps the Back button working as intended.
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“According to the description, the feature can put a stop to the typical “history manipulation” tactics, where rogue websites deliberately tamper with your browsing history so pressing the “Back” button doesn’t get you back to your expected page.”
Google also added a similar protection mechanism in the Chromium codebase back in 2018 to combat against this foul practice.
This feature is currently only available for Beta users, but you can download it from the below links.