Google contributes anti-phishing tech to Firefox


Ars Technica is reporting that Google's Safe Browsing extension will be added to the Mozilla trunk as the base for an eventual anti-phishing feature in Firefox. While Google's hiring of Firefox lead Ben Goodger hasn't yet resulted in an oft-rumored Google Browser, it is looking like Google plans to contribute to the Firefox code base. The move makes sense, as it should help preemptively drive users away from Microsoft's upcoming Internet Explorer 7, which will also ship with phishing protection.
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