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10 Fool-Proof Ways to Verify Website Authenticity

How to verify website authenticity?

The Internet is an ever-growing ocean of knowledge, opportunities, and conveniences. At the same time, immense swaths of that ocean are filled with fake websites, scams, and increasingly efficient and sophisticated ways to steal the 21st century’s greatest treasure – personal information.

In this guide, we will show you 10 tricks that can help you verify website authenticity. Admittedly, the simple tricks cannot ensure 100% safe browsing experience. This is why this article also included sophisticated verification measures used by the most reputable cybersecurity tools designed for in-depth, sophisticated analysis of fraudulent websites.

4 Roles of Domain Name Monitoring in Making Cybersecurity Decisions

4 Roles of Domain Name Monitoring in Making Cybersecurity Decisions

You might be surprised to find out, but there’s a lot you can tell about a domain name or a group of them from the cybersecurity standpoint. You may attempt to understand what the intentions of a registrant are, check for the consistency of data provided across touchpoints, get some insights into the scale of online operations, and more.

What to Consider When Choosing a Web Categorization API Vendor

What to Consider When Choosing a Web Categorization API Vendor

Organizations committed to becoming a leader in the Web filtering market need to provide adequate and secure Web access, which applies to unified threat management (UTM) appliance manufacturers, managed detection and response (MDR) service providers, or any other network security vendor.

For a security provider, the protection of users is critical to success. Any vendor should be aware of the nature of online threats that include malware, botnets, and more. Since threats are continually evolving, a successful provider needs to offer a product or service that exceeds clients’ expectations.

How DNS Filtering and Website Categorization Lists Can Empower In-House Cybersecurity Teams

How DNS Filtering and Website Categorization Lists Can Empower In-House Cybersecurity Teams

The IT security climate these days is pretty unpredictable. A study by the University of Maryland states that a security incident occurs every 39 seconds. Companies around the world are, in fact, increasingly suffering from Web-based attacks, not to mention the fact that the average cost of a data breach has skyrocketed.

The good news is that there is a wide range of measures that in-house cybersecurity professionals can employ against threats. One effective solution is Domain Name System (DNS) filtering.

The Domain Research Suite That Aids Financial Fraud Investigations

The Domain Research Suite That Aids Financial Fraud Investigations

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Go Unregulated

Bitsane, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Ireland, vanished in the June of 2019. Its founders took with them the crypto deposits of 246,000 users. The platform traded an average of $7 million each day.

Worldwide, fraudsters stole nearly $1.5 billion’s worth of cryptocurrencies in the first two months of 2018 alone. It’s estimated that since then, criminals have made off with an average of $9 million a day.

So how can law enforcement authorities, legitimate financial institutions, and even individuals know whether a cryptocurrency exchange is planning to steal customer investments?

Web Page Categorization: How Next-Generation Technologies Can Benefit MSSPs

Web Page Categorization: How Next-Generation Technologies Can Benefit MSSPs

The demand for managed security services has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past years. The reason for this trend is that organizations of all sizes need to monitor their IT systems around the clock and manage incidents and breaches in real time. Yet, they may not have the means necessary to do that on their own as it requires significant investment in infrastructure and human resources.

Adding to that, traditional security measures have a hard time catching up with today’s more advanced threats. The fast-paced and increasingly connected environments require next-generation technologies and techniques, which enable MSSPs to protect their clients’ complex environments.

WHOIS Database Download: A Quick Look at the Newly Launched TLDs

WHOIS Database Download: A Quick Look at the Newly Launched TLDs

As the Internet continues to grow older, the number of interesting domain names available for use is starting to diminish.

If you have ever tried to register a .com address, you probably felt a little frustrated trying to find a domain that matches your brand. With a meager 22 generic top-level domains (gTLDs) available, the World Wide Web is starting to get a bit crowded. This is the reason why new TLDs such as .tech, .space, .actor, and more have recently been introduced.

Why Tracking Your DNS History Is Important

Why Tracking Your DNS History Is Important

If you have ever published a blog post and then got so much flack for it you ended up taking it down – and you still think this would make the problem go away, think again. If your readers have your blog on their RSS feed and click on its link, they’ll still be very likely to be able to read a cached version of it.

 

The same is unfortunately true for domains. Every change a domain goes through is recorded on its historical WHOIS record, made possible by the introduction of passive Domain Name System (DNS) — a means to find out any modification made at some point in time to a specific domain.