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Chrome 86 Aims to Bar Abusive Notification Content

Google has added a new feature to Chrome 86 that aims to stomp out abusive notification content.

Web notifications are utilized for a variety of applications – such as prompting site visitors to sign up for newsletters. However, they can also be misused for phishing, malware or fake messages that imitate system notifications for the purpose of generating user interactions. Google has taken steps to battle this issue by automatically blocking the web notifications that display abusive or misleading content.

When visitors encounter a webpage with malicious notification content, the webpage will be blocked and a Chrome alert on the upper navigation bar will warn them that the website might be trying to trick them into displaying intrusive notifications. It will ask them to “Continue Blocking” or “Allow” – the latter option will let users continue on to the webpage.

“Abusive notification prompts are one of the top user complaints we receive about Chrome,” according to PJ McLachlan, product manager with Google, on Wednesday. “Our goal with these changes is to improve the experience for Chrome users and to reduce the incentive for abusive sites to misuse the web-notifications feature.”

In order to detect sites that send abusive notification content, Google will first subscribe occasionally to website push notifications (if the push permission is requested) via its automated web crawling service.

Notifications that are sent to the automated Chrome instances will be evaluated for abusive content, and sites sending abusive notifications will be flagged for enforcement if the issue is unresolved, said Google.

When a site is found to be in “failing” status for any type of notification abuse, Google will send a warning email to the registered owners of the site 30 days before cracking down. During this time, websites can address the issue and request another review.

Google first implemented controls that went against abusive notifications with Chrome 80, when it introduced a “quiet notification permission UI [user interface]” feature. Then, in Chrome 84, it announced auto-enrollment in quiet notification UI for websites with abusive-notification permission requests, such as sites that use deceptive patterns to request notification permissions.

However, the new enforcement in Chrome 86 takes it a step further by focusing “on notification content and is triggered by sites that have a history of sending messages containing abusive content,” said Google. “This treatment applies to sites that try to trick users into accepting the notification permission for malicious purposes, for example sites that use web notifications to send malware or to mimic system messages to obtain user login credentials.”

In an upcoming release, Chrome will revert the notification permission status from “granted” to “default” for abusive origins, preventing further notifications unless the user returns to the abusive origin and re-enables them. That’s because “prior to the release of Chrome’s abusive notifications protections, many users have already unintentionally allowed notifications from websites engaging in abusive activity,” it said.

Google this week also warned of an update to its Chrome browser that patches a zero-day vulnerability in the software’s FreeType font rendering library that was actively being exploited in the wild.

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Chrome 86 Aims to Bar Abusive Notification Content
Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel

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Chrome 86 Aims to Bar Abusive Notification Content

Google has added a new feature to Chrome 86 that aims to stomp out abusive notification content.

Web notifications are utilized for a variety of applications – such as prompting site visitors to sign up for newsletters. However, they can also be misused for phishing, malware or fake messages that imitate system notifications for the purpose of generating user interactions. Google has taken steps to battle this issue by automatically blocking the web notifications that display abusive or misleading content.

When visitors encounter a webpage with malicious notification content, the webpage will be blocked and a Chrome alert on the upper navigation bar will warn them that the website might be trying to trick them into displaying intrusive notifications. It will ask them to “Continue Blocking” or “Allow” – the latter option will let users continue on to the webpage.

“Abusive notification prompts are one of the top user complaints we receive about Chrome,” according to PJ McLachlan, product manager with Google, on Wednesday. “Our goal with these changes is to improve the experience for Chrome users and to reduce the incentive for abusive sites to misuse the web-notifications feature.”

In order to detect sites that send abusive notification content, Google will first subscribe occasionally to website push notifications (if the push permission is requested) via its automated web crawling service.

Notifications that are sent to the automated Chrome instances will be evaluated for abusive content, and sites sending abusive notifications will be flagged for enforcement if the issue is unresolved, said Google.

When a site is found to be in “failing” status for any type of notification abuse, Google will send a warning email to the registered owners of the site 30 days before cracking down. During this time, websites can address the issue and request another review.

Google first implemented controls that went against abusive notifications with Chrome 80, when it introduced a “quiet notification permission UI [user interface]” feature. Then, in Chrome 84, it announced auto-enrollment in quiet notification UI for websites with abusive-notification permission requests, such as sites that use deceptive patterns to request notification permissions.

However, the new enforcement in Chrome 86 takes it a step further by focusing “on notification content and is triggered by sites that have a history of sending messages containing abusive content,” said Google. “This treatment applies to sites that try to trick users into accepting the notification permission for malicious purposes, for example sites that use web notifications to send malware or to mimic system messages to obtain user login credentials.”

In an upcoming release, Chrome will revert the notification permission status from “granted” to “default” for abusive origins, preventing further notifications unless the user returns to the abusive origin and re-enables them. That’s because “prior to the release of Chrome’s abusive notifications protections, many users have already unintentionally allowed notifications from websites engaging in abusive activity,” it said.

Google this week also warned of an update to its Chrome browser that patches a zero-day vulnerability in the software’s FreeType font rendering library that was actively being exploited in the wild.

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Shopify Out of Stock Notification App for Shopify Store | HubifyApps

Quick Stock Notifier is an easily manageable App. In this app email template, text SMS body and front-end pop-up can be customized easily. Also admin can track all activities, customers enlist, notification sent & orders. This Out of Stock Notification App allows customers to choose to restock alerts using Email/SMS for specific variant combinations, including size, color, or style. This gives you impressive rates of engagement and conversion. Quick Stock Notifier helps to bring customers back to your store and you can convert those specific sales. For more details refer to the attached blog link.

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How To Create User-Generated Content? [A Simple Guide To Grow Your Brand]

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In this digital world, online businesses aspire to catch the attention of users in a modern and smarter way. To achieve it, they need to traverse through new approaches. Here comes to spotlight is the user-generated content or UGC.

What is user-generated content?
“ It is the content by users for users.”

Generally, the UGC is the unbiased content created and published by the brand users, social media followers, fans, and influencers that highlight their experiences with the products or services. User-generated content has superseded other marketing trends and fallen into the advertising feeds of brands. Today, more than 86 percent of companies use user-generated content as part of their marketing strategy.

In this article, we have explained the ten best ideas to create wonderful user-generated content for your brand. Let’s start without any further ado.

  1. Content From Social Media Platforms
    In the year 2020, there are 3.81 million people actively using social media around the globe. That is the reason social media content matters. Whenever users look at the content on social media that is posted by an individual, then they may be influenced by their content. Perhaps, it can be used to gain more customers or followers on your social media platforms.

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Generally, social media platforms help the brand to generate content for your users. Any user content that promotes your brand on the social media platform is the user-generated content for your business. When users create and share content on social media, they get 28% higher engagement than a standard company post.

Furthermore, you can embed your social media feed on your website also. you can use the Social Stream Designer WordPress plugin that will integrate various social media feeds from different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many more. With this plugin, you can create a responsive wall on your WordPress website or blog in a few minutes. In addition to this, the plugin also provides more than 40 customization options to make your social stream feeds more attractive.

  1. Consumer Survey
    The customer survey provides powerful insights you need to make a better decision for your business. Moreover, it is great user-generated content that is useful for identifying unhappy consumers and those who like your product or service.

In general, surveys can be used to figure out attitudes, reactions, to evaluate customer satisfaction, estimate their opinions about different problems. Another benefit of customer surveys is that collecting outcomes can be quick. Within a few minutes, you can design and load a customer feedback survey and send it to your customers for their response. From the customer survey data, you can find your strengths, weaknesses, and get the right way to improve them to gain more customers.

  1. Run Contests
    A contest is a wonderful way to increase awareness about a product or service. Contest not just helps you to enhance the volume of user-generated content submissions, but they also help increase their quality. However, when you create a contest, it is important to keep things as simple as possible.

Additionally, it is the best way to convert your brand leads to valuable customers. The key to running a successful contest is to make sure that the reward is fair enough to motivate your participation. If the product is relevant to your participant, then chances are they were looking for it in the first place, and giving it to them for free just made you move forward ahead of your competitors. They will most likely purchase more if your product or service satisfies them.

Furthermore, running contests also improve the customer-brand relationship and allows more people to participate in it. It will drive a real result for your online business. If your WordPress website has Google Analytics, then track contest page visits, referral traffic, other website traffic, and many more.

  1. Review And Testimonials
    Customer reviews are a popular user-generated content strategy. One research found that around 68% of customers must see at least four reviews before trusting a brand. And, approximately 40 percent of consumers will stop using a business after they read negative reviews.

The business reviews help your consumers to make a buying decision without any hurdle. While you may decide to remove all the negative reviews about your business, those are still valuable user-generated content that provides honest opinions from real users. Customer feedback can help you with what needs to be improved with your products or services. This thing is not only beneficial to the next customer but your business as a whole.

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Reviews are powerful as the platform they are built upon. That is the reason it is important to gather reviews from third-party review websites like Google review, Facebook review, and many more, or direct reviews on a website. It is the most vital form of feedback that can help brands grow globally and motivate audience interactions.

However, you can also invite your customers to share their unique or successful testimonials. It is a great way to display your products while inspiring others to purchase from your website.

  1. Video Content
    A great video is a video that is enjoyed by visitors. These different types of videos, such as 360-degree product videos, product demo videos, animated videos, and corporate videos. The Facebook study has demonstrated that users spend 3x more time watching live videos than normal videos. With the live video, you can get more user-created content.

Moreover, Instagram videos create around 3x more comments rather than Instagram photo posts. Instagram videos generally include short videos posted by real customers on Instagram with the tag of a particular brand. Brands can repost the stories as user-generated content to engage more audiences and create valid promotions on social media.

Similarly, imagine you are browsing a YouTube channel, and you look at a brand being supported by some authentic customers through a small video. So, it will catch your attention. With the videos, they can tell you about the branded products, especially the unboxing videos displaying all the inside products and how well it works for them. That type of video is enough to create a sense of desire in the consumers.

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Google’s Chrome 86: Critical Payments Bug, Password Checker Among Security Notables

Google’s latest version of its browser, Chrome 86, is now being rolled out with 35 security fixes – including a critical bug – and a feature that checks if users have any compromised passwords.

As of Tuesday, Chrome 86 is being promoted to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux and will roll out over the coming days. The versions of the browser for Android and iOS were also released Tuesday, and will become available on Google Play and the App Store this week.

Included in the newest browser version is a critical flaw (CVE-2020-15967) existing in Chrome’s payments component. The flaw, reported by Man Yue Mo of GitHub Security Lab, is a use-after-free vulnerability. Use after free is a memory-corruption flaw where an attempt is made to access memory after it has been freed. This can cause an array of malicious impacts, from causing a program to crash, to potentially leading to execution of arbitrary code.

Use-after-free bugs have plagued Google Chrome in the past year. In fact, all seven high-severity vulnerabilities fixed by Google in Chrome 86 were use-after-free flaws – ranging from ones affecting Chrome’s printing (CVE-2020-15971), audio (CVE-2020-15972), password manager (CVE-2020-15991) and WebRTC (CVE-2020-15969) components (WebRTC is a protocol for rich-media web communication).

Further details of the bugs are not yet available, as “access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix,” according to Google’s Tuesday post.

Password Check

The Android and iOS versions of Chrome 86 will also come with a new security feature, which will send a copy of user’s usernames and passwords using a “special form of encryption.” That then lets Google check them against list of passwords known to be compromised.

“Passwords are often the first line of defense for our digital lives,” Abdel Karim Mardini, senior product manager with Chrome, said in a Tuesday post. “Today, we’re improving password security on both Android and iOS devices by telling you if the passwords you’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised, and if so, how to fix them.”

At the back end, when Google detects a username and password exposed by a data breach, it stores a strongly hashed and encrypted copy of the data. Then, when Chrome users log into a website, the feature sends a strongly hashed and encrypted version of their username and password to Google – meaning the company never derives usernames or passwords from the encrypted copy, it said.

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8 Best WordPress Notification Bar Plugins Compared

Are you wanting to add a notification bar to your site? A floating bar or a “hello bar” can be a great way to let users know about a sale or coupon on your site. When done poorly this can be annoying which is why we’re creating this list. In this video, Syed and Christina will cover the best WordPress notification bar plugins to boost traffic, get more subscribers and increase sales.

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For this list we will be recommending OptinMonster first, a powerful conversion optimization software that has multiple tools and templates to get you started. OptinMonster has mulitple tools available for different styles or types of notifications if you plan to have multiple on yoru site.

https://optinmonster.com/

Second our recommendation would be SeedProd which is best known for it’s ‘Coming Soon’ page plugin but there is also another option called Notification Bar Pro. You can cusotmize the design of the notification bar however you want. There are different options available for how and where you want to display it as well.

https://www.seedprod.com/

Another option you could consider would be TrustPulse. TrustPulse adds a small notification bar that lets them know hwo’s buying your product now or recently and is a pwoerful social prrof for increasing your conversions.

https://trustpulse.com/

Next we are recommending WP Notification Bar Pro and we have our referral link below to hopefully offer any active discounts for you. While it has fewer options than OptinMonster it is a great plugin for many different display options for your notification bar.

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/mythemeshop-wp-notification-bar-pro/

After that we also recommend Hello Bar and like the previous, we’ve included our referral link to help ensure any discounts are active. This plugin connects with email marketing services and has a limited free version for you to try their basic tools.

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/hello-bar/

Easy Notification Bar is a free option with limited features available but will help you get started straight away. This plugin also only offers a floating bar for your site unlike the other options we’ve covered.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-notification-bar/

WPFront Notification Bar is yet another plugin for creating a notification bar on your site. It has automatic open/close options and is a completely free plugin but you are limited to one notification bar at a time.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpfront-notification-bar/

Lastly, we would want to share oure recommendation and referral link for Divi Notification Bar. It comes from the same creators of Divi and allows easy creation of notification alerts with their drag and drop interface.

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/elegantthemes-divi/

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