Google’s answer to phishing attacks: Shorter website URLs

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Jay Jay

Google is reportedly planning to introduce a feature in Chrome 85 that will shorten website URLs in a move to enable users to easily identify genuine sites and protect them from phishing attacks.
According to Android Police, Google Chrome's Dev and Canary channels (V85) now sports a new feature that has been designed to restrict website URLs to keep only the domain name visible to Internet users.

A report from the website claims that Internet users can still view full website URLs by hovering their mouse over the address bar if a proposed feature to modify the above rule gets the nod. At the same time, Google is also working on a feature to hide a website's address bar once a user interacts with a web page.

Based on Google's previous attempts at shortening website URLs, Android Police states that Google is doing so to enable...

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