Google's 'Safe Browsing' To Begin Protecting Against Social Engineering Attacks

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surphninja

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I'm interested to see how this is enforced. Very often legit sites will show shady ads that try to trick users into clicking (even tom's). In fact, I'll try clicking an ad occasionally, and I can't remember the last time it went to what the ad was actually advertising. Malicious ads, even those infected with malware, are a universal problem across the web.

More likely, this will be used to target torrent and porn sites.
 

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Adblock takes care of most of this stuff already. If there are no Ad buttons to click then there are no fake software to install.
perhaps this is why they're doing it. Adblock hurts google, so if people could just have malicious ads removed from the beginning, they may not think to install adblock after all
 

hang-the-9

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I deal with many systems that get infected because general population computer users often can't figure out which button is what and fall for the "Your Flash Player needs to be updated" fake pop-ups all the time. This may actually lower revenue for quite a few computer shops also, there won't be systems coming in with viruses and spyware as often.

I'm surprised that there does not seem to be any government regulation of online ads. TV and Radio is regulated, you put a fake claim or product on there, you will get fined. Yet you can put in all sorts of claims or misleading links online and not get blocked.
 

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I'm surprised that there does not seem to be any government regulation of online ads. TV and Radio is regulated, you put a fake claim or product on there, you will get fined. Yet you can put in all sorts of claims or misleading links online and not get blocked.
Governments can only regulate things in their jurisdiction. That's why China's firewall doesn't affect your browsing.

I think they'd find a great source of "training" for their AI by checking out download sites (similar to mediafire) or pretty much anything that is linked through ad.fly to get to...
 
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