How to block pop-ups on a Mac computer’s web browser, so you’re never interrupted by spam

Using keyboard shortcuts on your Mac computer is quick and convenient. Jurgita Vaicikeviciene/Getty Images

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Using keyboard shortcuts on your Mac computer is quick and convenient. Jurgita Vaicikeviciene/Getty Images

  • You can block pop-ups on your Mac using the built-in Safari web browser, or on other web browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Blocking pop-ups on your Mac can help protect your computer by fending off phishing attempts or potential scams.
  • Some websites use pop-ups to help features run properly — if this is the case on a site you’re using, you can set your Mac to allow pop-ups on that site only.
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Blocking pop-ups on your Mac’s web browser can save you from unwanted advertisements, protect you from potential scams and phishing attempts, or just help to reduce distractions. 

However, many websites, like banks, colleges, and e-commerce sites like Amazon, use pop-ups as a central component of their platforms. 

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InnerSloth, the three-person Redmond, Wash.-based indie studio behind Among Us, is currently working to fight the hack. This included an emergency server update on Thursday night, and efforts are continuing at time of writing. For the time being, InnerSloth officially recommends that Among Us players stick to private sessions or matches with friends.

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