Indeed, during a discussion last Tuesday, Enigma, the security chief of Chrome, appointed a security conference on the Bay Bay Emily Stark, commented on the progress that Google had already made to re-examine the concept of a web URL. Stark explains that it is not Google's intention to remove URLs, but to make them more robust. Basically, Google wants to design URLs that clearly portray the identity of the site to prevent users from falling into the trap of malicious individuals. Stark reports that the Chrome team is already working on two projects to give users an impression of the identity of the sites they visit.
The first project is an open source tool named TrickURI, which helps developers make sure their software displays addresses accurately and consistently. The second project is setting up a signal system that will alert users when the URL looks suspicious. Stark says that for a moment, the second project is still being tested internally, because the difficulty is that it can develop methods for automatically distinguishing malicious sites from legitimate sites.
So far, Chrome's Safe Browsing is the first line of defense against phishing and other online fraud for its users. But, Stark and his team are considering how to add this secure navigation, additions that focus specifically on marking fragmented addresses. This will show users the URL elements relevant to their online security and decision making, while filtering some of the additional components that make the URLs difficult to read.
The Chrome team already had problems with Internet security and used Google's weight to make a move towards universal acceptance of HTTPS encryption. The same approach can be used for new URLs, but some fear that the processes for displaying the identity of the website are only good for Chrome, and not for the rest of the network.
However, Stark says they are thrilled with the progress made so far and there is no doubt that Google will not stand there. The only question remains whether all of Google's improvements will be profitable for the entire Web community and will really ensure online security.
Do you think that the current Chrome team projects will be approved by the community?
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