Apple turns to Google for Safari anti-phishing

Apple finally goes phishing on SafariApple has quietly teamed up with Google to add anti-phishing features into the latest version of the Safari browser.

The feature, turned on by default in Safari 3.2, displays a warning page (see screenshots below) when Safari users surf to a fraudulent Web site. It is powered by Google’s blacklist of fake Web sites that are used to steal user credentials for banking and other finance-related Web sites.

[ SEE: Apple fixes 12 Safari security flaws ]

Apple finally goes phishing on Safari

Here’s the roadblock that appears when Safari is used to surf to a phishing site:

Apple finally goes phishing on Safari

Apple is the last major Web browser provider to add anti-phishing protection. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera all provide warning mechanisms to end users.

[Source: zdnet]