To Report Suspicious Sites Chrome Extension Makes It Easy

To Report Suspicious Sites Chrome Extension Makes It Easy

Google’s Safe Browsing feature will only work if it knows what websites to protect you from, which is why the tech giant is encouraging users to report suspicious sites. The company has launched a new Chrome extension called Suspicious Site Reporter, which gives you a fast way to let Google know if a website looks, well, suspicious. It adds a flag right next to your other extensions that turn orange if it finds anything suspicious about the page you’re visiting.

Sometimes the things it considers questionable are as trivial as the website not belonging in the top 5,000. But if it does find something truly offensive, you can easily notify Google by clicking the Send Report button, which will send the company that website’s URL, a screenshot of it and all the site’s HTML. In the tech giant’s report, it said the extension is for “power users” — probably, that means system administrators — but we were able to access it and send a report.

In addition, Google is working on a new feature for Chrome 75 that can stop you from loading false websites. If you attempt to load go0gle.com instead of google.com, for instance, the browser will issue a full-page warning. It will ask if the legit website is the one you actually want to go to because you don’t usually visit the one you’re loading.

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