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address bar

n
(Computer Science) computing the space provided (on a browser) for showing the addresses of websites
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There should also be a padlock visible in the address bar at the top of your screen.
Kaspersky said internet users can reduce their chance of infections by updating their operating systems, apps and internet security software, avoid clicking on sponsored links and unexpected attachments as well as typing the web address directly on the address bar.
New research conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology Cyber Forensics Innovation (CyFI) Laboratory confirms that a website with a company-branded address bar greatly decreases the chance of internet users falling victim to a malware attack or phishing (fraud) scam.
When conducting transactions through electronic channels, customers are advised to access their Internet Banking or Mobile Banking accounts by typing the website address of BOCHK (www.bochk.com) directly into the browser address bar, or through the BOCHK Mobile Application downloaded from official App stores or reliable sources.
When on a website, check the address bar and make sure there's a lock that tells you your connection is secure.
Fake websites often have URLs similar to that of a genuine site and ticket-buyers are advised to double check the web address, ensuring it starts with "https" and displays a locked padlock icon in the address bar.
Carefully look at the address bar before entering any sensitive information such as your login and password.
However, developer Jim Fisher has found a new exploit, which showcases how an attacker could emulate the browser's address bar to impersonate a legit website.
Summary: California [USA], April 29 (ANI): A security vulnerability in Google Chrome browser reportedly allows malicious users to launch a phishing attack using a fake address bar.
He said he would address bar associations and also visit press clubs and other platforms during his mass-contact drive.
With the release of the Google Chrome 68 browser, any web page not running HTTPS with a valid TLS certificate will show a "Not Secure" warning in the Chrome address bar. This warning will apply to Internet-facing websites and potentially millions of corporate/private intranet sites accessed through Chrome, which has about 60 percent market share, according to publicly available data.
Always check the hyperlink addresses and data in the browser address bar. It should be, for example, "blockchain.info', not "blackchaen.info".