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Chrome to warn users about lookalike URLs
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:40:26 PM »
by Martin Brinkmann on January 31, 2019 in Google Chrome

Google Chrome may soon warn users when they visit what Google calls lookalike URLs. Lookalike URLs is a loose term that describes site addresses that look very similar to the domain of an authoritative or popular site.

Google does not seem to distinguish between purpose when it comes to the definition of lookalike URLs; the Google Chrome feature displayed warnings or different types of URLs, e.g. URLs that were not registered but still look similar to popular URLs, but also when visiting URLs that are registered and load sites when accessed.

Phishing attacks, a common form of threats on the Internet designed to steal account credentials and other important data, use lookalike domain names often to make the attack -- posing as a different site -- more effective.

Chrome: Navigation suggestions for lookalike URLs

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