fake site not detected
I have the current Firefox version (93.0) running on XUbuntu 20.04.03 LTS. Accidentally pasted the URL of a known phishing site (obtained from Phishtank) into the address bar instead of a VirusTotal search box, and it browsed to the site. Verified in https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search?url=https:%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fforms%2Fd%2Fe%2F1FAIpQLSeAhelw8U_QuFyvJDmAn4aYM-H6QXYahD7ZjaFXC6CdyuxaNQ%2Fviewform%3Fusp%3Dsend_form&hl=en that the site is blacklisted.
I thought that Google Safebrowsing is enabled by default? (Checked about:config and saw that the "safebrowsing" settings that are bold are the ones with timestamps e.g. lastupdatetime and nextupdatetime.)
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Is the link you provided the one that you browsed to? If so, you didn't get this(Nightly and 93.0)? see screenshots It would help if you provide a screenshot or link to the site so that we can replicate the issue.
Try downloading a separate copy of Firefox and run it from the folder to see what happens.
Modified by jonzn4SUSE
You can check the site via the about:url-classifier page.
Try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.
I wonder whether it is possible that whichever SafeBrowsing database that URL is in is not one Firefox uses??