When you click on a hyperlink, Firefox and Chrome both check it against a list to see if the domain has been reported as a phishing site or a site containing malware. Where does that list come from? Do Firefox and Chrome (and maybe others) use the same list? Who manages it?


Firefox and Chrome use Google's Safe Browsing utility, which is managed by Google, as the name implies. They have a transparency report with statistics viewable at: http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/safebrowsing/

  • Is there any verifiable documentation about whether or not Google stores data about all the systems that access these Google servers? Google claims "approximately 1 billion people" access these servers. A simple internet search reveals lawsuits against Google for alleged data collection transgressions. – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Nov 4 '14 at 19:29

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