Does Opera use Google's Safe Browsing?

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I came across an article dating from 9 December 2011 from Zscaler, where they mention that Opera uses Safe Browsing. I can't find any information that corroborates this.

    Does anyone know if that's true?

    Link: -http://research.zscaler.com/2011/12/switch-to-google-safe-browsing-v2.html

    There's also something interesting... or not :p... The person who wrote the article made a test to see if Google's Safe Browsing would overlap other services such as MDL.

    They don't overlap each other, at all. Sure, some domains are blocked by all, but most are not.

    I never thought the difference would be... this different. Sorry for the redundancy. :D
     
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  3. SweX

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    Yes it seems that they change a lot :) Because the last I heard was that they used a service from AVG :doubt:

    Zscaler seems to be an interesting company, might be worth bookmarking their blog.
    Thanks for the heads up M00nbl00d :thumb:
     
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    Thanks. Yes, I do remember Opera getting data from AVG, as user Swex mentioned.

    How effective is the Yandex malicious domain blocking system? All I know is they are a Russian search engine. They have a bigger market share than Google there, according to a Wikipedia article. -https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Yandex

    That's not indicative of efficiency on its own, though.
     
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