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Google clamps down on websites with ‘social engineering’ download scams

April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized


Google’s security team is taking ever-greater steps to protect you from scammers on the Web, now warning you with a pop-up if you’re about to visit a site that might try to dupe you with ‘social engineering’ download buttons, ads or other content. Google Safe Browsing classes things as bad content if they pretend to be from a trusted party, like your OS provider, and try to trick you into handing over details that you’d only entrust to a company that you already use. Often the content mimics the look and feel of the site, making browsers increasingly less able to trust what…

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