Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

Google will run a trial with Chrome 86, the browser set to release in October, that will hide much of a site’s URL as a way to foil phishing attacks.

“We’re … going to experiment with how URLs are shown in the address bar on desktop platforms,” Emily Stark, Eric Mill and Shweta Panditrao, all members of Chrome’s security team, wrote in an Aug. 12 post to a company blog. “Our goal is to understand — through real-world usage — whether showing URLs this way helps users realize they’re visiting a malicious website, and protects them from phishing and social engineering attacks.”

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Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

Google will run a trial with Chrome 86, the browser set to release in October, that will hide much of a site’s URL as a way to foil phishing attacks.

“We’re … going to experiment with how URLs are shown in the address bar on desktop platforms,” Emily Stark, Eric Mill and Shweta Panditrao, all members of Chrome’s security team, wrote in an Aug. 12 post to a company blog. “Our goal is to understand — through real-world usage — whether showing URLs this way helps users realize they’re visiting a malicious website, and protects them from phishing and social engineering attacks.”

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Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

Google will run a trial with Chrome 86, the browser set to release in October, that will hide much of a site’s URL as a way to foil phishing attacks.

“We’re … going to experiment with how URLs are shown in the address bar on desktop platforms,” Emily Stark, Eric Mill and Shweta Panditrao, all members of Chrome’s security team, wrote in an Aug. 12 post to a company blog. “Our goal is to understand — through real-world usage — whether showing URLs this way helps users realize they’re visiting a malicious website, and protects them from phishing and social engineering attacks.”

To read this article in full, please click here

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