Malicious Websites & Malware

Malicious Websites & Malware

How to Spot a Malicious Website

This is a inforgraphic about how to identify malicious websites. Tips for Spotting Malicious Website  Website Security: Stop and ask yourself, how did I get to this website? Even if the website appears secure, did I click on a link in an email or file? Did I expect that link to direct me here? URL Address: Stop and ask yourself, have I visited this website before? Is the URL similar to a website I know but includes an extra word, misspelling or other unusual characters?  Site Content: Stop and ask yourself, does the website contain the navigation menus I would normally see? Is there a way to contact the owner of the website or get help? Log In Prompt: Stop and ask yourself, am I usually required to log in to access this website? If so, does this login prompt look familiar, or is there something off about it? Download Request: Stop and ask yourself, have I ever been prompted to download a file on this type of website before? Do I normally need to take these steps to access this website?

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