The Gnome developers are working on a DBus daemon that will keep you safe from phishing and malware infected sites. Yann Soubeyrand, a developer working on this daemon as his GsoC project, said that the main goal of this daemon is to “ add a way to advertise the user about possible tentative of phishing when browsing”.
This daemon will be implemented in the Epiphany web browser but can also be used with other services such as chat and mail. The daemon uses Google Safe Browsing API to check URLs for possible phishing threats. Google maintains a database of malware infected sites and sites suspected of phising and the deamon will make use of this data to keep Gnome users safe.
Soubeyrand reported that the deamon is almost done and is able to get data from Google servers and store them in a SQLite database. The next step includes checking URLs agaisnt this database and warn users of possbile threats. Hopefully we will be able to see this deamon in action in next major Gnome release.