Mobile Chrome, Safari, and Firefox failed to show phishing warnings for more than a year


Google Safe Browsing phishing alert

For more than a year, mobile browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari failed to show any phishing warnings to users, according to a research paper published this week.

“We identified a gaping hole in the protection of top mobile web browsers,” the research team said.

“Shockingly, mobile Chrome, Safari, and Firefox failed to show any blacklist warnings between mid-2017 and late 2018 despite the presence of security settings that implied blacklist protection.”

The issue only impacted mobile browsers that sued the Google Safe Browsing link blacklisting technology.

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