Google develops new defense against phishing
Google has developed a new extension for its Chrome browser that aims to stop people from falling prey to phishing sites.
The free Password Alert extension stores an encrypted version of a person’s password and warns if it is typed into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page, according to a blog post on Wednesday. It will then prompt a person to change their password.
Although security companies collaborate to detect and blacklist phishing sites, such attacks are commonly used by hackers to capture valuable sign-in details. Phishing sites may only be active for a short time before they’re blacklisted, but it’s still a window of risk.