Visiting websites has become a significant part of our day-to-day activities. Websites allow us to pay for education, food delivery, retail, and perform many other operations that impact our family and us. Internet users' primary concern is whether the site they visit is safe and can be trusted with their personal, financial, and other sensitive information.
When you have a concern about visiting a particular website, I would recommend the following:
- Make sure the connection is secure and that the displayed information in the security certificate is valid and up to date;
- Exercise common sense before accessing any link, especially on social networks. Check the URL for something unusual, such as a misspelling or a weird name, a very lengthy URL, and if the URL is shortened, it is most likely a redirection, and it is better to check what is the final destination of such URL using a web malware scanner;
- Make sure internet authorities do not flag the site as phishing or suspicious using tools, like VirusTotal or URLVoid;
- Check any website for malware, blocklisting, suspicious links, links to the blocklisted websites, malicious redirects, and a wide variety of online threats using the Quttera’s free public website malware scanner;
And finally, what’s next for Quttera?
With the recent global changes that we all face, the Internet has become an essential part of our everyday lives. The virtual
worlds are merging and augmenting each other. We order food through websites, we request delivery through websites, we learn, we teach, we interact over the web and through dedicated web assets. And those assets have become very important and require proper cyber security.
At Quttera, we are expanding our partnership programs with advertising networks, cloud providers, and website building platforms to make website security an integral and essential part of any website, regardless of the platform. We also have exciting discussions with the IoT providers to explore integrating our scanning capabilities to address malware in connected devices and IoT-specific workflows.READ THE FULL ORIGINAL ARTICLE >>
by Anna Zhadan, cybernews