Feb 03 AT 5:27 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Google Safe Browsing will now warn you about deceptive ads and fake download buttons

Google Online Security

Have you ever been to a site and noticed those ads that pretend to be your system, or the site itself? They could be asking you to update some plugin, or act as fake download buttons that are mixed in with a site’s real download button. Those types of attacks are called social engineering attacks, and Google aims to stop them.

Google’s Safe Browsing will now protect you from such ads with a warning that the page is using such tactics. This will put up such a warning on a lot of sites, which in the end is a good thing. Too many sites allow such dangerous ads to show up, and hopefully this will force them to ban such ads.

What do you think of this new warning system? Have you been affected by such ads? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Google Online Security Blog

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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