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[TR, Ars] Google Safe Browsing blocks sites with fake download buttons

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Google is making good on its promise to protect users from social engineering attempts. The company is now putting the kibosh on fake download buttons, malware masquerading as system updates, and other similar types of attacks.

Browsers using Google's Safe Browsing API (Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, among others) will show users a big red warning when they visit a site that's been flagged as containing fake download prompts or trying to trick users into installing something. In Google's own words, sites will "qualify" when they:

  • Pretend to act, or look and feel, like a trusted entity — like your own device or browser, or the website itself.
  • Try to trick you into doing something you’d only do for a trusted entity — like sharing a password or calling tech support.

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The last example, of course, is one that we all know too well. Yes, it seems that even big download sites like CNET and Sourceforge, which regularly have a fake download button on real download pages, will be hit by this latest change.

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Edited by tpi2007 - 2/4/16 at 3:45pm
 
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Yet they still serve ads with embedded "Download" images meant to look the same as valid ones... but I hope this works. Too many "normies" get hit by this kind of attack. All the Russian porn sites will be quivering with fear rolleyes.gif
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All the Russian porn sites will be quivering with fear rolleyes.gif

Browsing Russian porn sites....

Woah... They do have those buttons.

How did you know that? biggrin.giftongue.gif
 
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Browsing Russian porn sites....

Woah... They do have those buttons.

How did you know that? biggrin.giftongue.gif

Is common knowledge, Pavel biggrin.gif
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All the Russian porn sites will be quivering with fear rolleyes.gif

Browsing Russian porn sites....

Woah... They do have those buttons.

How did you know that? biggrin.giftongue.gif

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Wonder if google will be blocking themselves? I've seen fake download buttons on their own ads.
Edited by xxpenguinxx - 2/5/16 at 7:46am
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