What Is Phishing And Malware?
A phishing attack takes place when someone masquerades as someone else to trick you into sharing personal or other sensitive information with them, usually through a fake website. Malware is software that gets installed on your machine often without your knowledge, and is designed to harm your computer or potentially steal information from your computer.
You can get more knowledge from Google’s Tips for online safety and keep your family secure and aware about phishing and malware. For other security setting and additional language, browse Google chrome page for Sandboxing and auto-updates.
Google downloads a list of information to your browser about sites that may contain malicious software or engage in phishing. On the list, each URL is hashed (obscured so it can’t be read) and then broken into portions. Your browser creates hashed versions of URLs that you visit, and checks them against the list. If the URLs match the list, your browser will contact Google’s servers to request the full list – not just portions – of the hashed URLs that are believed to be risky.
Your computer can then determine if you are visiting a risky site, and warn you about it. When your computer contacts Google to get more information about a specific hashed URL fragment, or to update the list, we receive standard log information including your IP address and possibly a cookie. This information does not personally identify you, and is retained only for a period of weeks.
Google Chrome Phishing And Malware Alerts:
Here are the messages you may see when phishing and malware detection is enabled:
|Message||What it means|
|Warning: Something’s Not Right Here!||Google chrome pop ups this type of message only when your site may be infected with malware. Know how to stay safe by heeding browser warnings.|
|This is probably not the site you are looking for!||If the website URL listed in the site certificate is different than the website that you are visiting is clearly shows a domain mismatch error.|
|The site’s security certificate is not trusted!||When the certificate issuer is not a legitimate and is not issued by Trusted CAs. Google chrome shows certificate is not trusted error. Read more about Certificate is not trusted warning message.|
|The site’s security certificate has expired!||If the website certificate is not updated since it was expired, then Google chrome cannot confirm the website is secured. Read more about expired SSL error on website.|
|The server’s security certificate is revoked!||If the third party has issued a certificate and has been notified as invalid. Know how to fix “The server’s security certificate is revoked!“|