Safe Browsing: Flagfox Shows the Location of the Site You’re Visiting


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Criminals have gotten pretty good at making fake Web sites (for PayPal, eBay, Facebook, etc.) look like the real thing. But what they can’t fake quite as easily is the location of the Web server that’s hosting their fraudulent site. You might be looking at a perfect replica of, say, Bank of America, but if the site is hosted in Uzbekistan, it’s a good bet you shouldn’t input your password. Flagfox for Firefox makes this kind of detective work simple: it determines the Web server’s physical location and pastes the corresponding country’s flag at the end of the address...

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