I have it so flash doesn't start on page load for security and performance. Lately I have been noticing That some pages will load with a flash document that takes up the full screen. I can see it as it has not started running and gives the gray box to enable flash. I found that when this flash document is loaded it is invisible and tricks the user by taking the click actions of the user when the user thinks there clicking on the page. I would like to know what this is and how to get rid of it all together. It looks to be used to reroute users to advertisements. I have noticed it on a lot of news websites from google news.
Has anyone else discovered this on a website and found out what it is and how to stop it? So far what i have to do is as the flash document has not loaded I can right click on it and have it hidden and not run. This feels like a workaround for something that a user should not have to deal with.