Google Chrome’s new extension warns users about lookalike URLs

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Google recently developed a new extension to its web browser Google Chrome that warns users about lookalike URLs. The extension is aimed at reducing the risk to visit ‘typosquatted domains’ or phishing sites that imitate legitimate ones. Those sites often look like the real ones but are designed to steal visitor credentials and other sensitive information. The extension works as a dropdown panel under the URL bar and asks the user whether they intended to visit this particular website, redirecting to the right domain if there was a typo in the URL. The extension is not planned as a default feature for Chrome for at the moment.

 

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