Google Safe Browsing

Brandon Security, Web Browsers

Did you know that google has a free service built directly into their web browser to help keep you safe while browsing the web?

If you didn’t, we are here to tell you about it.

Google’s Safe Browsing service examines billions or websites in its search index for unsafe websites. By using their vast index, Google is able to warn users before they navigate to an unsafe website that might be trying to infect their computer or phish important personal information like email passwords, social security numbers, or bank account information. Every day, Googles algorithms discovers thousands of unsafe websites.

Once a site is determined malicious, Google Chrome protects you in two ways. Before allowing you access to the website, it will show you a very noticeable warning.

As you can see its completely unmistakable. Clicking back to safety will take you back to the site you were at prior to this warning.

The second method google uses to protect you is a technique called sandboxing. Google will put the website your visiting in something called a sandbox. Computer Gurus use this term because its akin to a sandbox that a child plays in. The walls around the sandbox are meant to keep the sand inside of the play area. As long as the sand is locked into the play area, it doesnt disrupt the rest of the playground (ie. your computer).

As demonstrated above, the Google Safe Browsing settings can be a valuable asset in keeping your computer safe. We urge customers that are still using Internet Explorer to consider using Google Chrome based on these safety features alone. If you want to see all the details, you can view all the details at Googles official website.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tip/write up about the advanced protection feature of Google Chrome.