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Google Chrome will be warning users of phishy lookalike URLs

Users will soon be notified about possible phishing sites as Google Chrome is set to give warning once a suspicious website, most often with look-alike URLs with that of authentic websites, is about to be entered.

In a report by zdnet.com, the internet browser will be adding a feature that will warn users who might enter sites that look like authentic websites which could be accessed even with a single misspelled letter from the URL, such as an additional “l” to paypall.com.

The feature called “Navigation suggestions for lookalike URLs” has been in testing phase since the release of Chrome Canary 70.

In order to enable the feature, users can access the following URL:

chrome://flags/#enable-lookalike-url-navigation-suggestions

After enabling the feature, a dropdown panel under the Chrome address bar will be shown, asking if the suggested legitimate site is what is meant to be accessed.

(Photo source: mashable.com/ zdnet.com)