The Internet is a great place. You can find answers to any question, buy products from anywhere in the world and connect with people from all over the globe. But there’s also a dark side to the Internet: malware, viruses, and other malicious software that can put your computer at risk.
To be safe while browsing online, it’s important to know how to identify unsafe websites. It is if a website looks suspicious or offers something too good to be true! If you’re not sure whether a website is safe or not, verify using eat and run (먹튀). Also, the following tips will guide you on how to tell if a website is secure or not:
Check the SSL Certificate
The first way to know if a website is safe is to check the SSL certificate. This small piece of code is found in your browser and shows you whether the site you are visiting is secure. You can see that the connection is unencrypted and insecure if it’s not.
When you visit a website, the browser will automatically check to see if there is an SSL certificate. If there isn’t one, your browser will display a warning message saying the connection isn’t secure.
If you’re using Chrome or Firefox, then you can click on the padlock icon in your address bar, and it’ll show you whether or not there’s an SSL certificate installed on that particular website:
If there still needs to be one installed, then you should be notified when you visit the site so that you know whether or not it’s safe for you to do so.
Check the About Us page.
The About Us page is a great place to start your analysis. It’s usually the first thing you see when you visit a website, and it provides essential information about its owner and creators. You should check out this page for any red flags:
Is the website name mentioned on the About Us page? If not, that’s a bad sign. Unscrupulous websites often hide behind anonymous names or domain registration details.
Does the website have an address and phone number? If not, that’s also a bad sign — online scams rarely have physical locations or contact information.
Is there an image of an actual person(s)? Scammers often impersonate real people to trick others into trusting them (e.g., as seen in phishing emails that claim to come from an “account security department”). So if you see pictures of actual people on a site’s About Us page, that’s usually a good sign.
Ultimately, the best way to know if a website is safe is to take it at face value or verify it using eat and run (먹튀). If you trust the site and its history, then the odds are good that you can trust the information it contains. And there’s no room for second-guessing regarding something as important as personal information.