Microsoft Edge v82 starts offering Chrome-like spoofing URL security alerts

Google Chrome provides “similar URL” warning protection to warn and allow users to leave when visiting a website that contains a URL similar to a popular site. When a user is found to have access to a website with a fake, similar address that contains the risk, a warning pops up that “the website you just tried to visit looks fake, and an attacker sometimes mimics the site by making subtle and hard-to-see changes to the URL.”

Microsoft Edge v82 starts offering Chrome-like spoofing URL security alerts

Microsoft Edge v82 starts offering Chrome-like spoofing URL security alerts

Chrome started with the settings that started with v75, and now Microsoft is following suit, with both Dev and Canary versions of Microsoft Edge’s version 82 enabled by default.

Edge, after identifying the risk, suggests that users visit similar or popular websites instead of staying on the current page, as an attacker could steal the user’s private information.

Please note that unlike Chrome, which sends the site address to Google, the new Edge sends the website address to Microsoft/Bing to find and display the correct website in the user’s browser.