Users have been reporting that they see messages alerting them that they may have accidently gone to a site they didn’t intend to go to:
This is the result of a Chromium feature found in
#enable-lookalike-url-navigation-suggestions. This flag when toggled will enable/disable this feature in Brave.
We’re discussing internally how we’d like to handle this feature, but would like to note that the feature is intended to stop users from visiting sites that contain malware or fake sites setup for phishing that capitalize on users mistyping URLs into the address bar. It’s the same reason Binance has this message on their login page:
We’d also like to note that there’s no network activity associated with this feature – the sites are pulled from a static set of data that is created at build-time.
We will likely keep this feature as it has many benefits and may help users avoid landing on malicious websites. We are, however, discussing the idea of surfacing this flag to
Settings so that it can be easily enabled/disabled as per user preference.