Google Chrome will disable functions like alert() and confirm() inside cross origin-frames. As this is a breaking change, developers are encouraged to update their apps and debugging tools before the update.
- A Chrome engineering team member said the team is disabling alert() to protect users from being tricked by scammers.
- The move has sparked controversy:
- One Discord engineer criticized the fact such a major breaking change is happening without extensive discussion on the matter.
- Another Twitter user echoed the sentiment of many when he argued the move will just hurt those who can't easily update sites while encouraging attackers to use pseudo alert functionality.