According to Which''s research of the most recent discovered phishing websites, Chrome only blocks 28 percent of them in Windows and 25 percent on macOS. These numbers are in contrast to Firefox, which redirects users away from 85 percent of those websites in Windows and 78 percent on Macs.
Google issued a letter to Independent, a UK news outlet, saying it is hesitant to comment on Which''s findings.
"This study''s methodology and findings require investigation." Google has helped set the anti-phishing standard for over ten years, and now has freely provided the underlying technology for other browsers. Google often partners with Mozilla to protect the web, but researchers have suggested that Firefox provided significantly greater protection than Chrome. This is especially unlikely that browsers using the same technology for phishing detection would differ significantly in the level of protection they offer, therefore this is "sceptic."
Often these scams involve a phone or text message, containing links to a fraudulent website that is classified as a legal login page for a number of legitimate corporations. Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers are attempting to filter out these disobedient websites.
No matter how official the email or website may appear, phishing scams are most easily mitigated at the user level. Consumers should be concerned about unolicited requests for information or requesting they enter a website. Poor grammar or spelling and unusual URLs are other obvious indications that an email is not actually from a bank or another website users.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of the United Kingdom monitors and analyzes phishing scams. In March, users were required to disclose suspicious emails, websites, and text messages. This year, the NCSC''s dedicated scam portal also encouraged users to receive emails and text messages from their respective phishing sections.