Ourcoolblog.com Pushes Ads Through Fake Anti-Bot Check

Ourcoolblog dot com is one of the hundreds of very low-effort misleading websites that are online and only multiply with every passing week. The purpose of those pages is always one and the same - to get as many visitors to click a button and start receiving advertisements inside their browser, making money for the website owners in the process.

Landing on Ourcoolblog dot com, you will be greeted with what looks like an anti-bot check. The page will have a cute image of a robot and a human, along with text encouraging the visitor to "click allow" to prove they're not a robot.

Anyone who has ever done a legitimate anti-bot check in their life should know that this is not how anti-bot checks work. The lure here is simple - the website brings up the browser's default interface for allowing push notifications. If the user allows those, the website uses this functionality to flood the browser with ads over time.

The issue with this is that a lot of the time those ads will be sourced from rogue ad networks, meaning the ads may link to questionable content, malicious pages and potentially unwanted programs.

The best thing you can do when a random page asks you to click "allow" anywhere on it is to simply close your browser tab and move on.

By Zaib
June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022