Google Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing is a cool new extension for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 that helps prevent you from falling to a phishing scam on the web.

It is extremely cool how it works. Here is a screenshot of a test page Google has setup:

Google Safe Browsing Screenshot

As you can clearly see, Google puts up a very noticable ballon-style tooltip pointing to the address bar, while darkening the rest of the web page. The tooltip clearly and noticably states that this page is most likely a illegal attempt to get personal/financial information from you.

I hope this becomes an integrated feature in not just Firefox, but other major browsers. What a noticable, simple, and effective way to protect users from phishing attacks.

I plan on installing this on my family/relatives computers to protect them. It should be a must use extension for all Firefox users. Check that, ALL internet users.

4 thoughts on “Google Safe Browsing”

  1. I hope this becomes an integrated feature in not just Firefox, but other major browsers

    I hope not! Look this article.

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