Google Safe Browsing for Firefox Highlights Phishers

Posted on 16. Dec, 2005 by in News

As a quick follow-up to Avoiding Web Scams – PART 1 I thought I would let you know that my friends over at Google have created a neat little Firefox extension called Google Safe Browsing that alerts you to web pages that are most likely fake.Google

This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more sophisticated, widespread and dangerous. That’s why it’s important to browse safely with Google Safe Browsing. By combining advanced algorithms with reports about misleading pages from a number of sources, Safe Browsing is often able to automatically warn you when you encounter a page that’s trying to trick you into disclosing personal information.

So please add this to your arsenal of antivirus and anti-spyware programs; however, don’t rely on software alone to keep you safe – practice common sense and safe browsing habits!

One Response to “Google Safe Browsing for Firefox Highlights Phishers”

  1. Rebecca Blood

    16. Dec, 2005

    I use a little plug-in called “spoofstick” which automatically tells me what site I am on:
    http://www.spoofstick.com/. It’s available for Internet Explorer and Firefox.

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