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Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

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Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure.

It is not known when Google started blocking these browsers, but a user discovered this ban yesterday and posted about it on Reddit.

In tests conducted by BleepingComputer, we can confirm that we were unable to log in with Konqueror or Falkon on multiple machines. When attempting to do so, we were told to try a different browser as Konqueror or Falkon may not be secure.

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These Linux browsers are being banned from Google services

  • These Linux browsers are being banned from Google services

    The popular Linux browsers Konqueror, Falkon and Qutebrowser are now being banned from logging into Google services as they may not be secure.

    It's unclear as to when the search giant began blocking these browsers but a Reddit user recently made the discovery and wrote a post about it.

    After running its own tests on Konqueror and Falcon, BleepingComputer confirmed that it was unable to login to Google services using either browser and Google suggested using another browser instead as they may not be secure.

Google Is Banning Popular Linux Web Browsers For Unknown Reasons

  • Google Is Banning Popular Linux Web Browsers For Unknown Reasons

    As reported by Bleeping Computer, Google, the search giant, is banning some of the popular web browsers like Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser. If you’re using any of the mentioned browsers, there are chances that you’ll be restricted from logging into Google services.

    The ban was discovered by a Reddit user who posted about the same on the platform. The post garnered attention from several Linux enthusiasts who also reported they aren’t able to access Google services from some Linux browsers.

Google slaps blocks on some Linux web browsers

  • Google slaps blocks on some Linux web browsers

    It may seem that the big names of tech are eager to embrace -- and to be seen embracing -- Linux, but Google is being a little selective.

    Users of the Konqueror, Falkon and Qutebrowser web browsers for Linux-based operating systems have reported that they are unable to log into Google services. What's strange is that not all users of these browsers are affected, but many people are seeing a warning

Google prevents some Linux users from signing into its services

  • Google prevents some Linux users from signing into its services

    Google, and much of the web and internet infrastructure that powers the world's digital revolution today, relies squarely on Linux. Linux is the kernel whose development started more than 25 years ago, and today the term applies to a number of operating systems building on that kernel and powering anything from the world's top supercomputers to every Android phone – and much of the vast expanses of tech that lie in between.

Several Linux Browsers Blocked from Accessing Google Services

  • Several Linux Browsers Blocked from Accessing Google Services

    Users are reporting on reddit that a number of Linux browsers can no longer be used to log in to Google services, such as Gmail and Google Docs, with the error page indicating that the apps may no longer be supported.

    The blocked browsers include Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser, according to the linked discussion thread.

‘Couldn’t Sign You In’ — Google Denies Access to Several Linux

Google Now bans some Linux web browsers

  • Google Now bans some Linux web browsers

    Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure.

    According to Bleeping Computer logging in to Google services with Konqueror or Falkon was impossible with multiple machines. Google was saying "Try using a different browser. If you're already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in."

Google is blocking some smaller Linux web browser

  • Google is blocking some smaller Linux web browser from its services

    GOOGLE HAS PUT a block on access to its services from several Linux web browsers.

    Although there's not been anything official from the Big G, a post on Reddit over the weekend about one browser led to the discovery of several more.

    The three browsers affected are Qutebrowser, and the better known Konqueror and Falkon (nee Quipzilla).

    The issue manifests if you try and log in to your Google account. Instead of doing so, you're advised to switch to a different browser as it "may not be secure".

    There's an option to ‘Learn More', which takes you to a support link and suggests it could be an issue with Javascript, with extensions that aren't compatible, are running automation testing frameworks or the browser is embedded in a different application.

Google reportedly blocking some Linux-specific web browsers

  • Google reportedly blocking some Linux-specific web browsers from signing in to Google Account

    When most people think of web browsers, the usual suspects come to mind — Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, etc. — but over the history of the internet, far more browsers have been created. Recently, people who use some Linux-specific browsers, including Falkon, reportedly found themselves blocked from logging in to their Google Accounts, preventing the use of services like Gmail.

    According to a post on Reddit, via BleepingComputer, Google may be experimenting with blocking certain browsers from logging into a Google Account. The block seems to only happen to certain users of those browsers, pointing to either an experiment on Google’s part or possibly a Google Account setting. Those affected are treated to a new error message when attempting to log in.

Google blocks some Linux web browsers from logging in

  • Google blocks some Linux web browsers from logging in

    When most people think of web browsers, the usual suspects come to mind – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, etc. – but in the course of the history of the internet, many more browsers have been created. Recently, people who use some Linux-specific browsers, including Falkon, reportedly blocked logging into their Google accounts, preventing the use of services such as Gmail.

    According to a message on Reddit, Google can use BleepingComputer to experiment with blocking certain browsers with a Google account. The block seems to only happen to certain users of those browsers, suggesting an experiment on the part of Google or possibly a Google account setting. Those affected are treated to a new error message when they try to log in.

Google reportedly blocking some Linux-specific web browsers

  • Google reportedly blocking some Linux-specific web browsers from signing in to Google Account

    When most people think of web browsers, the usual suspects come to mind — Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, etc. — but over the history of the internet, far more browsers have been created. Recently, people who use some Linux-specific browsers, including Falkon, reportedly found themselves blocked from logging in to their Google Accounts, preventing the use of services like Gmail.

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