Google bans embedded in-app sign-ins to curb phishing attacks

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Google is taking a big step to fight phishing attempts on its users.

In a post on the company’s security blog, Google’s Product Manager of Account Security Jonathan Skelker announced that the search giant will begin to block account sign-ins from embedded browsers within applications.

The problem with embedded browsers, as Skelker lays out, is that it leaves Google’s users susceptible to phishing attacks from bad actors. 

Previously, third-party developers could add web browser instances, like the Chromium Embedded Framework, to their apps. This allowed users to log into a service with their existing Google account without having to sign-up for a fresh account on a brand new platform. Read more…

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