Google Adds Download Security to Chrome 12

For at least the last five years, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been working on safe browsing technologies for web browsers. Google’s Safe Browsing is built into Firefox as well as Google’s own Chrome browser.

Now with the dev-channel release of Chrome 12, Google is taking safe browsing to the next level.

Though the safe browsing feature helps to protect users, there still is a risk that users can still be exploited.

“A separate attack vector exists, which is a social engineering mechanism that attempts to convince a user to download and run a file,” Ian Fette, senior product manager at Google told “This new feature is designed to protect against the latter type of attack, where a user is convinced to download and run a harmful file.”

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