As a web user, you must have at one time or the other encountered social engineering in a deceptive download button or an image ad that falsely claims your system is out of date. As regular web visitor and downloader, I can tell you that these deceptive buttons can be very frustrating. Picture, trying to download a 5MB audio file, upon clicking the download button, four more browser tabs pops up with each of them streaming some useless audio message or video and you still couldn’t download the file, that’s really vexing.
Well, the good news is that we will soon be seeing less of or not seeing these pesky fake download buttons and it’s likes, when surfing the net. Google recently announced that the company will be “expanding Safe Browsing protection to protect you from such deceptive embedded content, like social engineering ads”.