Google Chrome has just been updated to version 79 and their is a new security feature called Real-Time Phishing Protection that you need to be aware of. While you’re probably smart enough to avoid websites that are blatant misrepresentations of actual websites you’d want to visit, it never hurts to have all the protection against phishing you can get. You never know when some website might be just clever enough to confuse you into giving up your credentials or payment details.
As the Google describes:
“Google’s Safe Browsing maintains an ever-growing list of unsafe sites on the web and shares this information with webmasters, or other browsers, to make the web more secure. The list refreshes every 30 minutes, protecting 4 billion devices every day against all kinds of security threats, including phishing.
However, some phishing sites slip through that 30-minute window, either by quickly switching domains or by hiding from our crawlers. Chrome now offers real-time phishing protections on desktop, which warn you when visiting malicious sites in 30 percent more cases.”
To make sure you’re getting these phishing updates as quickly as possible, you’ll want to enable the ambiguous “Make searches and browsing better” option in the “Sync and Google services” section of your Chrome Settings.
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