Google blocks Kickass Torrents in Chrome and Firefox due to ‘harmful programs’
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users visiting popular torrent site Kickass Torrents (KAT) are seeing a malware warning today. Whether you’re going tohttp://kat.cr or https://kat.cr, you’ll get a message cautioning you to go no further.
This issue only affects those browsers because Google’s Safe Browsing is flagging the site. The service powers similar security features in Chrome and Firefox.
The warnings are a bit different depending on the browser you’re using, but the gist is the same. Chrome users are told that “Attackers on kat.cr might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit).”
Firefox users are told that “This web page at kat.cr has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.”
Chrome users can get around this message by clicking Details and then “visit this site” while Firefox users can click “Ignore this warning.” You should only do this at your own risk.