Google Urges Gmail Users To Sign Up For Enhanced Safe Browser

Google has sent several messages to Gmail users, urging them to activate its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature, according to Bleeping Computer.  

Enhanced Safe Browser will check whether a site is malicious in real-time. 

The tool is an upgrade of Gmail’s Safe Browsing, which alerts users if they are visiting phishing and malware sites. 

Google is now deploying banners, saying: "Get additional protection against phishing. Turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing to get additional protection against dangerous emails" persistently shows up in Gmail on both Chrome for Windows and Android, providing users with two options: 'Continue' and 'No, thanks', Bleeping Computer reports. 

Bleeping Computer also warns that there is “a privacy concern tied to this feature. When users are signed in to Chrome, the data related to Safe Browsing is temporarily linked to their Google Account.”

In addition, the author takes issue with “Google’s aggressive push.”


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  1. Jonathan May from HorseTV Global, August 7, 2023 at 6:16 p.m.

    The bigger problem is trusting Google.

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