Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Endpoint

6/18/2019
01:00 PM
50%
50%

Google Targets Deceptive Sites with New Chrome Tools

A new extension and browser alert aim to help users report deceptive sites and prevent them from encountering fraud.

Today Google announced two new features intended to protect Chrome users from deceptive sites, which are becoming a broader threat as cybercriminals advance their fraud strategies.

Google Safe Browsing has been blocking phishing attacks for more than a decade, the company reports in a blog post on the updates. It automatically analyzes websites known via Google Search Web crawlers and creates lists of sites considered deceptive or dangerous. The new Suspicious Site Reporter extension lets users help to identify and report suspicious sites.

Those who install the extension will see an icon appear when they arrive on a potentially malicious website, as well as more details about why the site was deemed suspicious. If they click the icon, users can report these unsafe sites to Safe Browsing for further investigation.

Google is also taking steps to weed out deceptive websites with confusing URLs — for example, go0gle[.]com. Chrome 75 will bring a new warning to direct users away from these URLs, which many often click without taking a closer look at the text. The warning compares the URL of the page someone is visiting with URLs of pages the person previously visited. If the URL looks similar and may cause confusion, an alert displays a warning to help the user virtually relocate to safety.

(Suspicious Site Reporter. Image: Google)

(Suspicious Site Reporter. Image: Google)

Read more details here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/16/2019
How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk,  7/16/2019
The Problem with Proprietary Testing: NSS Labs vs. CrowdStrike
Brian Monkman, Executive Director at NetSecOPEN,  7/19/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Building and Managing an IT Security Operations Program
As cyber threats grow, many organizations are building security operations centers (SOCs) to improve their defenses. In this Tech Digest you will learn tips on how to get the most out of a SOC in your organization - and what to do if you can't afford to build one.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-13096
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
TronLink Wallet 2.2.0 stores user wallet keystore in plaintext and places them in insecure storage. An attacker can read and reuse the user keystore of a valid user via /data/data/com.tronlink.wallet/shared_prefs/<wallet-name>.xml to gain unauthorized access.
CVE-2019-13097
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
The application API of Cat Runner Decorate Home version 2.8.0 for Android does not sufficiently verify inputs that are assumed to be immutable but are actually externally controllable. Attackers can manipulate users' score parameters exchanged between client and server.
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
OFFIS.de DCMTK 3.6.3 and below is affected by: Buffer Overflow. The impact is: Possible code execution and confirmed Denial of Service. The component is: DcmRLEDecoder::decompress() (file dcrledec.h, line 122). The attack vector is: Many scenarios of DICOM file processing (e.g. DICOM to image conver...
CVE-2019-12326
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
Missing file and path validation in the ringtone upload function of the Akuvox R50P VoIP phone 50.0.6.156 allows an attacker to upload a manipulated ringtone file, with an executable payload (shell commands within the file) and trigger code execution.
CVE-2019-13100
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
The Send Anywhere application 9.4.18 for Android stores confidential information insecurely on the system (i.e., in cleartext), which allows a non-root user to find out the username/password of a valid user via /data/data/com.estmob.android.sendanywhere/shared_prefs/sendanywhere_device.xml.