Google Enables Safe Browsing Support in Android's WebView Browser

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    Google announced earlier this week plans to enable Safe Browsing support for the Android WebView component, a stripped-down browser that comes with all Android versions.

    The Safe Browsing API is a blacklist of malicious links that host malware, phishing pages, or other deceptive sites. Google launched Safe Browsing more than a decade ago, when it integrated the API with Chrome, becoming a staple feature of Google's main browser.

    WebView is a core component of the Android ecosystem. Under the hood, WebView is a stripped-down version of the WebKit rendering engine, Google Chrome's former core engine before it was replaced with Blink.

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