Feb 20 2005
A late breaker from Friday on MacFixIt entitled “Pop-up blocker no longer working: Not just Safari, 10.3.8, or Macs” discusses how readers had started reporting pop-up ad sightings when using Safari with Pop-Up Blocking enabled after updating their system to Mac OS X 10.3.8. It turns out that the pop-ups were actually pop-unders and that the problems were not confined to 10.3.8, Safari or even to Macs!! It seems the online advertisers have taken a page from the Spammer’s Handbook and have adapted their ways to get past our attempts to block their ads.
Have you noticed an increase in pop-up (or pop-under) ads recently? What browser are you using? Have you updated to 10.3.8? Let us know in the comments!