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Chrome 84 will warn about misleading notification requests



Users will see a warning if a site tries to trick them into clicking on a misleading notification or permission request



29.May.20 3:48 PM
By Shawn Highstraw
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Chrome 84 will warn about misleading notification requests
Google adds protection against deceptive notifications to its Chrome browser. Users will see a warning if a site tries to trick them into clicking on a misleading notification or permission request.

Google starts with Chrome 84 with protection against misleading notifications. The release of that version is scheduled for July 14. These are misleading requests for permission from a user to allow notifications, for example as a requirement to access the content of a site. Google also mentions misleading notifications that resemble chat messages, warnings or system dialogs and are used for phishing attacks and links to malware.

For sites that abuse notifications in this way, Google will automatically activate the 'silent' notification system with a small notification in the address bar, as introduced in Chrome 80. In addition, the browser will warn that the site is probably trying to mislead with notifications. Users can still allow the notifications.

Security only works for new notification requests. Those who have already allowed a misleading report are not yet protected. Google may report adding protection for them at a later stage. According to the company, complaints about misleading notifications are among the most commonly expressed problems users experience with Chrome.



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