I wanted to download this hex editor. I clicked on the English FTP link which caused brave to ask “Allow ftp: URLs to open an external application?”. I naively ticked the remember this decision box, and clicked the allow button.
Now for the fun part. A blank tab opened, which in turn opened another blank tab and another and another and another…
I tried closing the tabs but they just kept opening. I closed Brave but it just reopened as well. I only managed to stop it by closing all of the new tabs as well as the tab that started it all. I suppose I could of went to the task manager and stopped it there, but it’s not like I could keep a clear head when doing this.
I actually tried it a few more times in Brave with the same results. I also tried it in Chrome which did not cause this problem, so I know it’s not the link itself. The HTTPS version also worked fine.