Google declares war on fake download buttons
Now you can steal music more securely.
If you’re the kind of person that likes to take food out of hardworking artists’ mouths, good news: Google is making it easier for you to find the one download button on the page of that dodgy site that will let you take their music for free.
Google has just upgraded its Safe Browsing capabilities, meaning that browsers will now offer even more warnings about malicious content on the web. One of the things it now looks out for are fake “download” and “play” buttons that usually populate the sort of sites where, let’s face it, we’ve all tried to download Taylor Swift’s 1989 because it’s not on Spotify.
If you’re unlucky enough to encounter one of these buttons, Google will issue a warning, thus preventing malware being downloaded while you try the other 10 fake buttons on the page.