Are all Websites Secure and Safe
Before we proceed to the main topic, we have to focus on the matter of ‘what is a website’ first. In short, a website is the combination of a domain and hosting where hosting means the file server generally. User have to register a domain name from Icann or Icann permitted members which have a life span of 1 year and can be increased or purchased for multiple years. This is like a Shop which will be registered or contacted with the land owner for 1 year.
Now, as the domain has been registered, we need to upload contents like webpages, images, scripts but where will it be placed? We need some space for them, which is done by Hosting providers who offer different packages at different price values. This is like, we have registered our shop with the land owner, and we have bought some space for our goods to be displayed after buying hosting service.
Now, let’s get to the key focus point, are all Websites Secure and Safe really? Well, in short, no, not all the websites are safe.
Websites can be built on various ways:
Static website without framework which are built by HTML, CSS codes. along with Scripts. It is a good option for Small business owners starting with a static website template and going.
Dynamic websites built by CMS (Content Management System), capable of updating the site without coding knowledge.
Custom build websites with custom management systems.
When a website design is made by professional website designers, specially Static websites, they are almost impossible to crack as they contain less dynamic codes than Dynamic websites. As like static websites, Custom build websites are also hard to crack as they are designed on hand and their framework is hard to discover.
But, the most vulnerable website system is Dynamic CMS based websites as they contain hundreds and thousands of dynamic codes and hackers love them mostly for cracking.
Identifying unsafe website
Search engine warnings : don’t click on any website link if the search engines warn you about security warnings.
Redirects: if you notice a website is trying to redirect you on any other address, chances are these links are spammed links or unsafe links to be followed.
Pop-Ups: Try to avoid Pop-ups as they have a huge chance of spammed links or phishing activity.
Follow these tricks to avoid unsafe websites that contain viruses, bad scripts.