Google launches a new plugin to let users report malicious websites

Recently we reported that Google has added a new feature to make sure users don’t end up on phishing websites. In addition to the feature, Google is also launching a new extension to allow users to report malicious websites.

Called Suspicious Site Reporter, the extension will allow users to report any websites which will be further evaluated by Google and placed on a suspicious site list if needed. The extension will also notify users if they open a potential suspicious website and they can click on the extension for more information.

Google Safe Browsing helps protect over four billion devices every day from threats like phishing and malware by showing warnings to users when they attempt to navigate to dangerous sites or download dangerous files. Help Safe Browsing protect web users by reporting suspicious sites.

With the Suspicious Site Reporter extension, you’ll see an icon when you’re on a potentially suspicious site, and more information about why the site is suspicious. Click the icon to report unsafe sites to Safe Browsing for further evaluation.

– Google

The extension is available on GitHub if you want to check out the source code. For others, you can head to the Chrome Web Store to download the extension for Google Chrome.

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