Google Safe Browsing anti-phishing extension to land on trunk

Googles Safe Browsing anti-phishing extension released by Google on in December 2005, is going to be landed on the trunk Mozilla code for consideration as the base for an anti-phishing feature in Firefox. It'll be a global extension, off by default.

This is just one of the many results from the Mozilla people working at Google and it shows Google's interest in making Mozilla Firefox the best and most secure browser available.

Read more about Safe Browsning and the design documentation. You can also check out the bug report itself.

March 05, 2006 09:55 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Good find. Very interesting news indeed. This will (might) hopefully give Firefox the one feature that it has seemed IE7 would have while Ff 2 wouldn't.

Site icon Comment by David Naylor at March 5, 2006 11:14 PM | Permalink

This should land on trunk/branch as dogfood ASAP. This needs to be in FX 2 for same reason at Comment 1 said.

Comment by Kurt at March 6, 2006 12:31 AM | Permalink

I've trawled through the docs but can't see any mention of a capability to disable this feature. This should be an extension and not part of the base installation.

Comment by Eric at March 6, 2006 02:16 AM | Permalink

Is the backend service still hosted and controlled by Google? Seems like it would be better to get the backend service moved to Mozilla before making this a part of Firefox.

Comment by Colin at March 6, 2006 02:47 AM | Permalink

That's beautiful of open source :)

Site icon Comment by mk at March 6, 2006 05:28 PM | Permalink


"It'll be a global extension, off by default."

It is an extension, just one that is installed by Firefox, like Talkback or DOM Inspector. You can disable it if you want to.

Comment by Matt Nordhoff [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2006 01:07 AM | Permalink


Thanks for the info.

I know a lot of people that would rather see it off by default as they wouldn't like to have all their browsing habits checked by an unaccountable organization such as Google.

Better still, make it an extension that people can download and install by choice, not by default.

Comment by Eric at March 7, 2006 02:00 AM | Permalink

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