Chrome For Android Adds Safe Browsing

Chrome For Android Adds Safe Browsing on Freepps Top Blog
Safe desktop browsing has long been one of the perks of using Google Chrome as we can easily toggle Safe Browsing on, thus getting protection from malware, phishing and viruses.

But despite the tight integration of Chrome across different platforms, Android users were out of their segment of the protective umbrella.

Fortunately, the dark ages are most likely over as the latest update to Chrome for Android has brought the sought after Safe Browsing to mobile devices as well.

From now if you ever decide to wander into a wrong part of the Internet, Chrome will warn you, displaying a message like this:

Deceptive site ahead

Attackers on random.site.com may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards).
Google Safe Browsing recently detected phishing on attention-system-warning.com. Phishing sites pretend to be other websites to trick you.

If you understand the risks to your security, you may visit this unsafe site.

Once you see this bright red message, it's time to head back to safety.
Safe browsing Chrome

Google stated that in order to deliver this new feature for its Chrome Android app they had to polish it in the way it doesn't consume a lot of data with Safe Browsing on, which is important for regions with scarce data resources. 

Also, some of the users won't see all the updates as certain malware and phishing scams are isolated to specific regions.

Got thoughts and ideas about Chrome? Fire away in the comments below!

 

 

 

Antoine DeGrasse

@freepps

Avid rhyme maker, master of ceremonies, lord of the phones. @tequillo



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