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Safer Google Chrome browsing.

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by bilzmale, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    This is a security bulletin from the MCT-SafeComputing-List.
    A copy of the text of this email for verification - which may include
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    Bulletin ID (also shown on web version): DCLR-8FQBFH

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    B U L L E T I N
    Google has announced a new security feature for its Google Chrome web
    browser; a new 'Safe Browsing API service' will guard users against
    malicious downloads.
    Chrome will make use of an external 'Safe Browsing' list of dangerous sites
    held as an external 'blacklist' which will then alert users when they start
    to download suspicious files that might damage the computer. In the first
    instance, the service will only block Windows .exe files though other
    filetypes will probably be added later.

    The system will be tested on small groups of users in a 'Development'
    environment before being made available across all users of the Chrome
    browser.
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