If Microsoft Edge is your browser of choice, you already enjoy unparalleled protection from phishing and other possible malicious threats. If you’re a Chrome user, now that 99% protection that the Edge boasts – compared to 87% and 70% for Chrome and Firefox respectively – can be yours too with a new browser extension from Microsoft.
Called Windows Defender Browser Protection, the extension offers real-time protection against a variety of online threats such as phishing attacks and malicious websites, by checking links against a constantly updated list of known malicious URLs. If a link matches one on the list, Windows Defender Browser Protection will flash a red warning screen, alerting users that the website is known to be malicious, and giving you a “clear path back to safety”, Microsoft says.
If you’re of the opinion that you can never have too much protection, grab the newest offering from the Chrome web store now