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     Japo_Japo updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • Japo_Japo

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    September 14, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Google will continue to roll out a truncated URL in the address bar of Chrome 88. “This change has been enabled for some users, with a full rollout planned for an upcoming release,” Google said.

    Under the scheme, a full URL like https://google-secure.example.com/secure-google-sign-in/ would show only as the registrable domain, example.com.

    Google argues that the move is designed “to protect your users from some common phishing strategies,” such as when criminals try to trick potential victims into clicking on links that at first glance look legitimate, but are actually meant to mislead. “This change makes it more difficult for malicious actors to trick users with misleading URLs,” Google said.

    Google has tried to shorten what shows in the Chrome address bar before. At several points in the past — most recently, in 2018 with Chrome 69 and Chrome 70 — Google contended that stripping out parts of a URL, say the www, was a worthwhile move. Critics have blasted such proposals, saying it eliminates cues users rely on to sniff out deceptive sites.

    Some users saw this functionality as early as October’s Chrome 86

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