Phishing Vulnerability Of Links Opening In A New Window

The following phishing vulnerability is not well known, and should receive your full attention. To open a link in a new window, we add the attribute target=”_blank” to the anchor tag (<a>). Unfortunately, this approach turns the site vulnerable to phishing. In order to prevent this issue, we should add the attribute rel=”noopener noreferrer” to the anchor tag. Although this solution works in most browsers, it won’t work in Safari. If you have questions, please consult your web developer or contact me at

Adding rel=”noopener noreferrer” to your links has no impact on SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

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