Google announced today that it is rolling out real-time phishing protection to all users of its Chrome web browser in the coming weeks.

The new feature will use Google’s cloud-based Safe Browsing database to scan websites for malicious content in real-time. If a user attempts to visit a phishing site, Chrome will block the site and display a warning.

Phishing attacks are one of the most common ways that cybercriminals steal personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and social security numbers. They do this by creating websites that look like legitimate websites, such as bank websites or online shopping websites. When users enter their personal information on these fake websites, the cybercriminals can steal it.

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Google’s new real-time phishing protection feature is designed to help protect users from these attacks. The feature will use Google’s Safe Browsing database, which is updated regularly with information about malicious websites. When a user attempts to visit a website, Chrome will check the website’s URL against the Safe Browsing database. If the website is found to be malicious, Chrome will block the site and display a warning.

The new real-time phishing protection feature is a welcome addition to Chrome. It will help to protect users from one of the most common threats on the internet.

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