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  • Animesh Gupta

How to check if a website is safe or not?




In this modern era where cyber attacks are most prominent,there is definitely a need to ensure how safe a website is?


Internet, it is very difficult to find a trustworthy website. We need to browse smart and need to make sure the site is not dangerous by using Multiple approaches.


Is your website safe ?

In order to find, is this website safe , we need to figure it out if the URL received from an unknown source and we would recommend cross-checking the URL before clicking on it. Copy the URL to analyzers that available over the Internet and ensure it’s Integrity. 


If it is a shortened URL you can unshorten it with the site and then analyze the actual URL.


Methods to analyze Websites


To check website safety, the first and the most recommended method is to check online page scanners, which uses latest fingerprinting technology to show web applications are up to date or infected by malware.


You can use Comodo web inspector which is more powerful, however, it would take more time. In another hand, it would be done a very depth analysis with the website and list possible malicious contents.


Like this number of scanners available:


Web inspector

Sucuri

Virustotal

ZelsterPCrisk


Website reputation check needs to be done to find the trustworthiness of website with WOT .


Ensure SSL is there before making purchase.


In order to check website safety, Ensure the website availability with https before entering the payment card details. We can audit the HTTPS availability with the SSL analyzer URL’s available over the internet.

Also, there is a range of certificates available over Internet from low assured (domain validation) to the Most trusted Extended validation certificates, you can refer the URL for more details.

Moreover, we can verify their prompt installation with various popular checkers available


SSLLABS

COMODO

SSLSHOPPER

DigiCert


Google Safe Browsing: Is this website safe ?

According to Google, in order to check, is this website Safe, Browsing is a service that Google’s security team built to identify unsafe websites across the web and notify users and webmasters of potential harm.

In this Transparency Report, Google discloses details about the threats we detect and the warnings we show to users.

We share this information to increase awareness about unsafe websites, and we hope to encourage progress toward a safer and more secure web.

Safe Browsing also notifies webmasters when their websites are compromised by malicious actors and helps them diagnose and resolve the problem so that their visitors stay safer.

Safe Browsing protections work across Google products and power safer browsing experiences across the Internet.

Check the Browsing Website have Any unsafe Content or not –   Google Safe Browsing


To Report Malicious websites


Please report the dangerous URL to the services mentioned below. They are arranged in categories which should make it relatively easy to decide which services you should report the site to.


Services which blacklist Dangerous sites


Fortinet

Sophos

Trustwave

Bitdefender

Norton

Stopbadware


Services which blacklist Phishing Sites


McAfee

AVG

Comodo Web Inspector

Malwarebytes

K7


Check the Blacklist IP Address 


There are some awesome tools to Check the website IP Address has been listed in Global Blacklist Database.


Multirbl is a free multiple DNSBL (DNS BlackList aka RBL) lookup and FCrDNS (Forward Confirmed reverse DNS aka iprev) check tool to conform,  is this website Safe.


Check the Website Safety & Reputation


Analyzes a website through multiple blacklist engines and online reputation tools to facilitate the detection of fraudulent and malicious websites. This service helps you identify websites involved in malware incidents, fraudulent activities, and phishing websites.

Important tools for Check the Website Reputation and conform, is this website Safe


urlvoid

TrendMicro Site safety

Norton safeweb

mxtoolbox

Zulu URL Risk Analyzer


Conclusion


Cyber criminals are using various sophisticated techniques to fool online users to drop malware and other cyber threats to cause unbearable damages. so beware of the malicious website, don’t blindly open the website and check the website safety before open it.