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Questions tagged [safe-browsing-filter]

Safe Browsing is a service provided by Google that enables applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of suspected phishing and malware pages.

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How a browser isolation product is safer than our enterprise-hardened Chrome? [closed]

We have been offered a security product that provides browser isolation but I am not really sure what the benefits could be of such a solution in an enterprise.
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Does Google flag all subdomains for malware/phishing if one is infected?

After I tried logging to my host's cpanel today, I got the safe browsing warning, about the site "redirecting users to harmful websites". The cpanel uses an address like this: https://subdomainXX....
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Why is Firefox trying to connect to an advertising company?

My firewall blocked Firefox from connecting to a site with an invalid security certificate. But why would it want to connect to an advertising site in the first place? Isn't Mozzilla and Firefox all ...
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URL Filtering - What is the reason for blocking short url

By default many URL Filtering products will block the navigation of short URLs (e.g. the URL used by Twitter to link external pages). What is the reason behind this block? Why I should prevent the ...
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How to secure mine as well as other people' passwords on the computer used by my receptionist?

My friend runs an office in which the computer used by the receptionist is used by so many people including my friend and others (so many people come there for job recruitment) who frequently save ...
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How Anti Phishing in Google Safe Browsing works?

As the question says, can anybody give insights on how anti phishing works in Google Safe Browsing? Does it just use a database of detected phishing URLs or does it use any heuristic?
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What can I do to find out who is remotely accessing my PC? [duplicate]

Twice now I have left my home laptop active and logged in on my desk to return and find the mouse moving around the screen, the first time browsing through Xbox smartglass and the second time in the ...
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Would a VM such as Virtualbox be my best option for everyday security while working?

I run a small business out of my home and I'm not really doing anything labor intensive, no games and I'm not cutting any code or anything of that nature. A lot of what I do is phone based sales, so I'...
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Not deleting session cookies.. Is it safe?

I always used to automatically delete session cookies when i close the browser. Having to retype passwords every time is a little annoying though. How safe is it not to clear session cookies once you'...
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Can a blog owner trace my IP address when I use incognito mode?

I access a blog hosted by blogspot using Incognito mode. I comment on one of the posts, by signing into my Gmail account (as the blogger does not allow Anonymous comments). If I comment by visiting ...
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Linux, Security and Safety inside a large intranet [closed]

One needs to configure freely a development environment under Linux set up inside a large intranet, with access to the internet. I am not a Linux Administrator, nor a Network Expert. From what I can ...
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Firefox redirecting to other webpages and Adobe Flash Player plugin update button redirects to other webpage (not the adobe offical page) [duplicate]

When I try to update the Adobe Flash Player plugin for Firefox by clicking on the button for updating the plugin, it redirects to itsmyviews.com. In addition, when I visit the any site, my browser ...
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Does blocking ads and deleting cookies improve privacy online?

I'm not sure if this is the right community for this kind of question, but here goes. When I browse the web, here is what I do: I always use uBlock I usually use Self-Destructing Cookies to delete ...
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How web services collect machine identifiers to track visitors?

Many web services such as ie: google collect machine (hardware) identifiers, and they of course state this in their privacy policy. Usually to hide/change our online identity we could clean reinstall ...
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Is powershell being executed from within Javascript a security risk?

One of our clients called after getting hit by a popup and being asked to call a number. This scam tatic has been growing faster and faster in terms of calls that we get. I was curious how they knew ...
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Could this specific edit to the registry to fix UI scaling be harmful?

I found this tutorial on how to fix UI scalling problems on high resolution screens. The tutorial tells me to edit the registry editor to that the computer runs some code that i have to copy from the ...
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What are the disadvantages of Google Safe Browsing?

I'm currently undertaking my thesis regarding phishing detection. I understand that Google Safe Browsing relies on a constantly updated blacklist in order to classify webpages. Their blacklist does ...
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is browser the only app that can set supercookies?

I'm trying to identify a if a website uses tracking cookies beyond ordinary cookies, that get deleted when I click "Delete cookies". The work plan is to run a clean virtual machine, use a software ...
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public hotspot: Tor vs Antivirus Safe area?

I'm surfing through a public hotspot, I would like to login on my Facebook account with the minimum risk of being intercepted by any cracker connected to the same WiFi. I have both Tor browser and ...
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Why I am getting Facebook login pop up for every site?

My Chrome browser keeps prompting me for Facebook authentication, even though I have never logged on to Facebook from my PC. I am using Chrome browser from my company where they have a strong proxy ...
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How secure is “Browser in the Box”?

I'm wondering how secure is "browser in the box" from Sirrix? They said in their official website: In contrast to simple sandboxing methods provided by standard browsers "Browser in the Box" ...
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Why does Safari still support SSL 3?

The "POODLE" attack was made public in October, 2014. Why does Safari still support SSL 3.0 after POODLE showed it to be insecure?
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Is it safer to be setup as a user with 'standard' vs 'administrative' privileges in Windows 10?

I am setting up a relatives computer using Windows 10. I am going to create them a 'standard user' account which I will encourage them to use as their every day account. In addition to that I will ...
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All subdomains blocked by Google SafeBrowsing

GoogleSafebrowsing seems to have blacklisted one of my domain names, along with all its subdomains. It is visible on this google search page. I'm a seasoned linux system administrator, I've checked ...
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How trustworthy is `sudo apt-get install (package name)` in Ubuntu?

One of the easy ways to install a program in Ubuntu Linux is to type a command in the terminal, but how do I know that the program is coming from a trusted source and not from somewhere dangerous? ...
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Are malicious drive-by-downloads detectable based on file type/mime type?

Drive-by-downloads are automatic downloads without user interaction. We provide a free service for uploading large files and notifying users by email (this one, something like ge.tt or WeTransfer). ...
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Is using VPN, Tor and ProxyChains together more secure?

Similar question (Tor and VPN only). All these three technologies seem to share the same goal, i.e. making internet traffic anonymous. Does it make any sense to try to use them together to increase ...
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Why does Google Safe Browsing keep detecting malware on my website?

We provide a freemium service to upload large files and download them later on. Using ClamAV, we scan every file for viruses after it is uploaded and before it can be downloaded. The file is deleted ...
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TLS domain name mismatch

Suppose I want to talk to example.com over TLS the and server I am redirected to is foo.com. But during the handshake it can prove it holds the private key that matches example.com certificate. Why ...
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What are these strange emoji's/characters and why do I keep seeing them? [closed]

To tell the story; I got in to a battle of words on Twitter some months ago. I had since blocked them. However recently as a few day ago I saw them pop up again in a comment on a Tweet I was reading. ...
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Why do you need to close your browser window after logging out of a website?

I might be wrong, but I believe the request to close the browser window after logging out is common, though it's completely unclear what the risks might be of failing to close a browser window (...
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What will happen to my Windows PC if I visit a site from a network marked as malicious by google safebrowsing [closed]

Google rated a whole network in china as malicious: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=AS:4134 Quite a few of our customers have their websites hosted in that network (e.g. http://...
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How to find out if somebody is spying on my private browsing data in the same WiFi network? [closed]

I live in a hostel and eight people including me, are using the same WiFi network. One of my friends is a "computer wizard". I would like to know if he is secretly checking my browsing history and ...
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What are the heuristics for a malicious url? [closed]

I know that there is nothing like a safe website ,any website which is safe today could be hacked and its visitors could be served with latest malware. What I'm curious about is what checks can we ...
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SafeBrowsing domain vs. url distinction

Does SafeBrowsing actually work with the URL paths or does it only look at the domains? If it is just the domains, does it also look at the subdomains or are the results for example.com and x.example....
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Why do “Unsecure connection” warnings in modern browsers don’t work against SSL Strip? [duplicate]

Why do “Unsecure connection” warnings in modern browsers don’t work against SSL Strip?
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How and why does not having https allow people to trace my browsing habits if at home? [closed]

How can my browsing habits be traced when I am at home on my own local network? Technically how is it done ?
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Can a company track your browsing history if you are not connected to the company network?

I am using the Internet from my laptop at home, and am not connected to my company's network. I am using my own Vodafone dongle for my Internet connection. I was logged in to Gmail using my work e-...
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Is www.cheap-lingerine.com safe to use my credit card on? [closed]

I want to make sure my information is safe. This website is openly china-oriented but says to secure card information with Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL) on those pages that involve sensitive ...
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What tools does the Google safe browsing service rely on?

What are the tools Google uses to blacklist a website as being malicious (hosting a web malware)? I know it is partly fed by users themselves who can enter unsafe URLs into Google's database. But ...
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Google safe browsing vs traditional anti-malware scanners

What is the difference between using Google Safe Browsing and using other traditional anti-webmalware tools ? Which one is more efficient to protect against malicious web content ?
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Untrusted signature on java app for downloading youtube, harmful?

If you visit most of the "online youtube download" pages, you will get this message: Why all these sites come up with this message? Is it a worm, or just an unharmfull app?