User safety is one of Google's top concerns. To that end, a new Chrome extension comes in that allows users to report sites that appear to be malicious.
Called Suspicious Site Reporter, this represents the latest method found by Google to receive feedback from its users. Whenever a site looks dubious to you, you can flag it with this simple tool.
This extension makes known and reports potentially suspicious websites.
This is perhaps one of the simplest ways to report potentially dubious sites to Google. If you encounter such a scenario, simply click on the icon at the top of your browser to send a report to the US company.
This report will send data such as the website address, your IP address, a screenshot and the HTML content of the website in question. This data will be further evaluated by Google, which, at its conclusion, may or may not add this site to its database of malicious sites.
But this extension also works in reverse. That is, it is also able to alert you to sites that may be malicious.
Whenever you enter such an address, the little flag at the top right of your browser will turn orange. With a simple click on it, you will find out why Google does not consider this site totally secure.
How to install Suspicious Site Reporter on your Chrome
To install the Suspicious Site Reporter extension, follow these steps:
- Go to the Suspicious Site Reporter page on the Chrome Web Store
- Click on install
- Click on Add Extension
With these three simple steps you will have at your disposal a new security tool for your internet browsing.