Google is set to extend the Safe Browsing capabilities in Chrome, in a move which is likely to result in users seeing more ‘red screen’ warnings about potentially unwanted software. According to Google’s Safe browsing team, the company’s ability to detect “deceptive software” has been improving. In the coming weeks, these detection improvements will become noticeable in Chrome whereby users will see more warnings about unwanted software. Google claimed that its Safe Browsing service has been protecting users from phishing and malware since way back in 2006, and from unwanted software from 2014. Users must tick the box at the bottom of all Safe Browsing warning pages so that details of possible security incidents are automatically reported back to Google.
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