Google introduces new security measures to fight deceptive sites. Google have launched a dedicated browser extension for Chrome that lets users report a suspicious website. The new Chrome 75 also displays warnings to users regarding deceptive URLs. Google shared details of the two new security features in a blog post on Tuesday.

The latest version of the Chrome browser carries a new security feature to protect users from visiting deceptive sites. With Google Chrome 75, the browser displays warnings whenever a user intentionally or unintentionally visits a suspicious website.

Certainly, most phishing scams make use of such deceptive URLs to bluff users. Chrome 75 will supposedly prevent these websites from directly approaching the user by generating warnings.

Besides, launching the feature for warnings, Google has also introduced a dedicated browser extension to track suspicious URLs. This extension, namely ‘Suspicious Site Reporter’, will let users report the site whenever they come across a deceptive URL.

Thus, the extension will show up whenever the user encounters a suspicious site. Nonetheless, the users can also improve the extension’s functionality and protect other users around the world by reporting sites they suspect.

Suspicious Site Reporter is not particularly helpful at this point in development. The main reason for that is that it makes three checks currently that can’t really be used to determine if a site is dangerous. While the uncommon domain name characters check is somewhat useful, the two other checks are not really.


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