Chrome will warn of misleading download buttons on websites

Feb

5

2016

Google Chrome gets a new function in the Safe Browsing protection, which will warn users when clicked misleading content. Sometimes this social engineering content, for example, download buttons, not real ones.

Google has long been working to expand the Safe Browsing protection in its Chrome browser. The announcement is part of the policy that Google has for some time against social engineering, which allows users to be persuaded by really looking statements to bring in harmful content. In the blog post Google shows some examples of ads that designates it as misleading.

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Example of a misleading advertisement

According to the policy content classified as social engineering, if it occurs as part of the Site or another trusted party. Also, content that users want to persuade to take action, they would only perform normally for a trusted party, according to Google can not be tolerated. Often it is not clear to users that an ad is actually intended for example to spread malware or that it leads to a phishing -site. In the case of spurious download buttons, which are sometimes three on a page, is the difference to see the right button often barely.

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Users who click on such a button, then get to see a red warning screen. Google has announced that the new measure will be one of the many components of the fight against unsafe online content.

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