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SB021 Closes pop-up windows without using the 'X'

Some malicious pop-up windows display “x” symbols within the window. This is to trick people into clicking the pop-up's body. There are many ways to close pop-up windows without clicking on the 'x'. For example, using [alt]+[F4] (on a Windows computer) or [cmd]+[w] (on an Apple computer) to close the window avoids any interaction with the pop-up. This can prevent the accidental installation of malware.

Why is it important?

Interacting with malicious pop-ups can be risky. Closing pop-ups using a "close window" shortcut avoids any accidental incidents.

Priority Tier

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Tier 3

Risk Mitigated

Malware Infection

Malware Infection

Malware infections occur when malicious software makes its way on to a device or network.

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