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KAT Becomes Unsafe So Firefox & Chrome Disable the Website

Users of the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Web-browsers accessing the well-known KAT (Kickass Torrents) a torrent website of late had been encountering malware warnings, published venturebeat.com dated October 9, 2015.

For separate browsers, warnings too have been slightly different, however, the main message was the same Users of Chrome got the warning that hackers who controlled kat.cr were likely for duping victims into planting software which was harmful during browsing (like altering the homepage else displaying additional advertisements on the websites accessed), while users of Firefox got the warning that the page open on the kat.cr site reportedly had undesirable software that had gotten disrupted depending upon the user's security preferences.

The missives were displayed as the 'Unwanted Software' scanner of Google utilized within both Firefox and Chrome apparently spotted malware which mechanically got downloaded onto the victim's system followed with compromising the same.

In particular, the web page titled Safe Browsing diagnostic pertaining to kat.cr displayed dual PC-Trojans as well as one exploit residing within over 100 pages of kat.cr. The date was 8th October 2015 for the malware's discovery.

People browsing in Chrome require clicking 'Details' followed with 'Visit this site,' whereas those browsing in Firefox require hitting on 'Ignore this warning,' both processes which enable in circumventing the warning messages.

Kickass Torrents' team substantiated the warning missives, indicating presence of an intermediate advertiser that incorporated malware into its advertisements. The advertiser, however, is no longer there; therefore, Mozilla's and Google's subsequent review would very likely have the warnings removed. Nonetheless, end-users can even then choose towards overlooking the warnings while go directly to the site. Techtimes.com published this, October 10, 2015.

Notably according to Kickass Torrents group, there have been increasing attempts at duplicating the website so malware could be disseminated alternatively utilizing the space for ads towards selling VPNs (virtual private networks) else computer program utilized across the piracy society.

Meanwhile, in another similar case of a prominent browser disabling Kickass Torrents because of malicious ads, Chrome, during July 2015, sent out an identical alert on Kickass along within more likewise websites such as RARBG, ExtraTorrent and Torrentz.

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