In its updated version, the google chrome browser will receive an additional protective tool. Its action will be aimed at ensuring the safety of personal data and devices of users from phishing attacks. As a result, their user gets to fake Internet resources, the names of which differ from the original sites by changing a symbol.
A new web browser feature is currently undergoing the required testing. The tool to mitigate the threat of phishing attacks, which will receive the Google Chrome browser, is currently working in experimental mode. When the user starts typing the URL of a resource with an error, the browser automatically suggests the correct URL. The new Chrome tool does two things: firstly, it points out an error in the website address, and secondly, it fixes it itself, thereby preventing you from going to a likely fake (phishing) page.
Chrome independently compares the entered URL with the address of a known resource, and if the result is different (for example, one character is entered incorrectly), the browser issues a warning. At the same time, Chrome displays the correct URL, thereby protecting against intruders from going to a potential resource. For example, if a user types webmonei.ru, the browser will indicate an error by suggesting the correct version of webmoney.ru.
To form a database of verified sites, a "white" list of real resources will be created, the addresses from which will be displayed as recommendations for the transition. At the same time, a warning about the original site will be displayed, provided that the address of the resource that the user typed incorrectly has already received complaints.
Soon, the Google Chrome update will appear in the stable version of the browser, which everyone can use. The feature is currently available in beta, developer, and experimental Chrome Canary.
According to a 2017 Google research, phishing was named the main cause of personal data leakage. The phishing attack has become one of the most popular fraudulent schemes on the web. False pages of well-known Internet services are easy to maintain and bring sufficient profit to their owners with the right approach. When a user enters a fake resource, which is visually almost indistinguishable from the original, or receives an e-mail from a fake site, the attackers try to get personal data, username and password. Sometimes it is not easy to distinguish a fake, the design of a fake page can almost completely repeat the real site, and the domain name differs by only one character.
Previously, Google has already implemented security tools in its proprietary Google Chrome browser to protect against possible leaks. So, in 2016, a function appeared that reported a danger if the site's interface could be misleading with false elements, for example, a fake download button, a banner about the urgent installation of "necessary" software, or a proposal to conduct an unscheduled anti-virus scan.
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