Friday 20 November 2015

Using AdBlock? Yahoo Could Block You From Using Its Services

Using AdBlock? Yahoo Could Block You From Using Its Services.

Yahoo Mail is purportedly dashing out people who use ad blockers.

According to post on AdBlock Plus  , user reported that they can't access Yahoo Mail in Chrome or Firefox.

They get error message,

“Uh oh… We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail.”

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According to PcWorld report,

Yahoo Mail’s blocking of ad blockers doesn’t appear to affect everyone, as we haven’t been able to duplicate it. However, changing the end of the Yahoo Mail URL to “reason=ADBLK_TRAP” does bring up the error message for us, even without AdBlock Plus installed. One possible explanation, then, is that Yahoo is just testing an ad block crackdown to see how users will respond.

Yahoo Advertising revenue is down in third quarter report.

HOC reported earlier, Malvertising Hits 10 Million In 10 Days You Might Be Under Attack While Surfing The Web


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