Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday February 04, 2016

Google Says 'No More Deceptive Download Buttons'

It's about time something was done about this. Can't a guy just watch some videos...without getting those fake "media player update required" notifications?

In November, we announced that Safe Browsing would protect you from social engineering attacks - deceptive tactics that try to trick you into doing something dangerous, like installing unwanted software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards). You may have encountered social engineering in a deceptive download button, or an image ad that falsely claims your system is out of date. Today, we’re expanding Safe Browsing protection to protect you from such deceptive embedded content, like social engineering ads.