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Huntn

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I was looking over my Safari Extensions and wonder if phishing protection is built into it? I found this article: https://www.macworld.com/article/3340367/the-7-best-free-safari-extensions-for-the-mac.html
recommending Safari Extensions, and one of the recommendations was TrafficLight, but when I click on the link it takes me to the App Store and Traffic Light or Trafficlight is no where to be found. I also found it here: https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/trafficlight.html, but the link there also takes to the same App Store where it is not listed.

And note in the App Store, there is a special page that pops up called Get Started Safari Exentsions with about 70 extensions with no search function. :(

So does Safari have built in phishing/web site protection or is there an extension that provides this protection? I consider this serious enough that if I can't get this kind of protection in Safari, I might switch back to bloated Firefox.
Thanks!
 

Stephen.R

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Safari uses the Google maintained list of dangerous sites (maybe someone can help with the name of that project, it escapes me now)

What exactly does traffic light do?
 

Weaselboy

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So does Safari have built in phishing/web site protection



macOS also has XProtect built in to protect from malware. If you go to Activity Monitor and search for xpro you will see the service running.
 
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Huntn

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Safari uses the Google maintained list of dangerous sites (maybe someone can help with the name of that project, it escapes me now)

What exactly does traffic light do?
There is a link in post 1. Malware, phishing protection.
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macOS also has XProtect built in to protect from malware. If you go to Activity Monitor and search for xpro you will see the service running.
What about fake links/phishing?
 

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What about fake links/phishing?
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Yes... just make sure you have this setting enabled like @Stephen.R mentioned. I have gotten the warning, but don't remember what it said. But it pops up in the middle of the screen and is self explanatory. I think you will know it when you see it.
 
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Huntn

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Yes... just make sure you have this setting enabled like @Stephen.R mentioned. I have gotten the warning, but don't remember what it said. But it pops up in the middle of the screen and is self explanatory. I think you will know it when you see it.
Sorry, I’m revealing my MacOS ignorance. Ok, I found the equivalent in the Safari iOS settings and it was already on. :)
 
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Huntn

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Is anyone using Ghostery Lite? I've got it installed on Safari (MacOS) and I see when I go to a site, if you click on the Ghostery icon, it gives a site rating from green to red. Does anyone know if this sounds a warning if you end up at a poorly rated site?

Ghostery:
 

Super Spartan

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Is anyone using Ghostery Lite? I've got it installed on Safari (MacOS) and I see when I go to a site, if you click on the Ghostery icon, it gives a site rating from green to red. Does anyone know if this sounds a warning if you end up at a poorly rated site?

Ghostery:
Used it before and never touching it again. It breaks a lot of sites.
 
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