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HOW DO I AVOID HACKING FROM WEBSITE

It’s something we do every day. You are doing it right now. Visit a website. You might believe that simply visiting a website won’t cause malware to your device or computer. Cybercriminals use malware to infiltrate users’ devices from websites.

Here are some methods malicious code can be spread via a website

  • Malicious redirects
  • Pop-up advertisements. Hackers can insert pop-up adverts that, when clicked, infect your computer with malware.
  • Drive-by downloading. You don’t need to open any links or click anything. Malicious software can be embedded in legitimate websites without the owner’s knowledge. This causes a download of additional malicious codes to your device.

These types of cyberattacks are now a major underworld business. Exploit kits can be purchased as subscription services for hundreds of thousands. These kits, like other above-board software, have sophisticated features and user-friendly interfaces. Software that scans the victim’s computer for potential vulnerabilities will be included in a kit. Once one is found, the “correct code” is used to exploit a vulnerability.

Once malicious code has been downloaded from a hacked website to your computer or device, it is now possible for your computer or devices to be hacked.

How can I tell if my computer has been hacked or not?

It’s possible that you don’t realize it immediately. Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • You begin to receive annoying pop-ups
  • Computers crash frequently or show slow performance
  • Unknown programs and files are found
  • Unexpectedly, your security software has been disabled
  • Changes in the behavior of your web browser: Adds additional toolbars or add-ons, searches and addresses are redirected unexpectedly to websites
  • Or your computer is locked up entirely because you are denied access to certain system areas.
  • Messages sent by your antivirus software

Other signs that could indicate compromise are not necessarily associated with using your computer. Unexpected bills from stores that you have never been to, missing money from your bank account or cryptocurrency account, and ransomware messages (messages promising to restore full functionality to your computer if you send money to someone) are all possible telltale signs.

What can I do to avoid being hacked by a website?

Cyberattacks are becoming more common. There is no guarantee you will not be a victim. To keep hackers away, you should practice good safety habits whenever you browse the internet. Take this example:

  • Make sure you use reputable antivirus software.
  • If your web browser shows a warning message that warns you not to proceed to a site, don’t go there.
  • Do not click on pop-up advertisements.
  • Before opening downloaded files, scan attachments.
  • For multiple accounts, never use the same password.
  • You should ensure that your website’s address has “HTTPS”. This means that it uses a more secure protocol. Also, make sure that the address bar contains a small “lock” icon. This industry-standard indicates that the website uses a trusted security certificate.
  • Before you visit a website, use a website scanner.

Avoid questionable websites. It is not easy to do. Avoid spoofed websites. Sometimes, names that are close but not quite the same can be a sign of fraud. To get to Visa’s official website, you will need to visit “visa.com” and not “myvisacard.com”. Look for other signs, such as an unprofessional-looking website, although this won’t always mean that the website is fake.

Comodo Website Score Scanner allows you to check websites before visiting them

You can scan a website with the Comodo Site Score Scanner to find malware before you go to it. Although this tool is free for website owners, it can scan any website remotely, even those you wish to verify before visiting. Simply enter the URL into the “domain” field. Comodo’s cWatch Site Score scanner checks, among other attributes, for security certificates and suspicious code. It also assesses website reputation.

Protect your websites with Comodo’s cWatch Web

Comodo Web cWatch Web is a tool that allows you to protect your website from hackers.

Comodo Web offers a cloud-based, full-featured security solution that protects your website from hackers. It comes with a powerful web application firewall (WAF), which can block advanced threats like Cross-Site Scripting, Denial-of-Service (DDoS), and SQL Injection attacks.

The WAF is provisioned via a secure content distribution network (CDN) and monitored by the Comodo security event management (SIEM). Security experts are always on (24/7/365), and receive alerts about web traffic. Certified analysts immediately respond to any alerts and deploy countermeasures against the web application firewall to address security issues before they escalate into security incidents.

Comodo cWatch Web is a great way to enhance your website. Comodo CDN provides web content faster than ever with built-in security. It caches at multiple global data centers servers to speed up traffic spikes and reduce the distance to local servers. This will increase your website’s visibility in search engines (SEO) as well as ranking.

If your website is a payment portal, PCI scanning will ensure that it meets the PCI DSS.

Comodo cWatch Web can be subscribed to with three levels of service. Learn more about Comodo Web subscriptions today