Top 5 Websites That Will Help You Stay Safer on the Internet
There are at least millions and millions of websites out there, with its numbers increasing day by day, Here is a list of some of the most amazing websites which will help you stay safer on the internet.
Here is a quick overview of the websites that we are going to discuss about on this article.
- Have I Been Pwned
- 10 Minute Mail
- Scam Advisor
1. Virus Total
Virus Total is officially owned by Google, and what it does is that it lets you upload any file, and it will scan it for viruses or malicious activities, with almost every virus scanner software available out there which is more than 60 of them. Moreover, it can also check links or URLs if they are safe.
Maybe you download something and your antivirus software says it's fine, or maybe your antivirus says it is a virus. But you think it could be a false alarm? In both cases, you can use VirusTotal to compare with more than 60 anti-viruses for better results.
However, If all antivirus says it's okay except for some those are probably false positive and in most cases, you can just ignore them. But if a good part of them says it is a virus, better play it safe.
2. Have I Been Pwned
Most of the time, we hear that a website has been hacked and passwords breach, but how are you supposed to know if your e-mail has been leaked with the breach. Well, that is what this site is about. As the name suggests It checks whether your e-mail address has been pwned or hacked.
Just look at Adobe, in 2013 where more than 150 million accounts were leaked. Obviously you would want to know right away if it happens to you to stay on the safe side.
This site checks if your email address, along with your password and potentially other information, if it is included in any violation in the database. This way, you not only know that you should change your password immediately but also to never use that same password combination again. That's because hackers frequently use filtering databases to test e-mail and password combinations.
Another really important feature of this site is that you can sign up to receive an email notification If your email has been found pwned in the future.
3. 10 Minute Mail
This site provides you with a free disposable mail. It comes handy when you don't want to give away your real e-mail address to any website or app that you feel skeptical about, with the amount of spam going on these days. It's always a good idea to stay on the safer side.
It works like a normal e-mail address except that it provides you with a temporary e-mail address that expires within ten minutes.
However, the actual use of this site could be if you are not sure if a site is garbage or not. You can register on that site with a temporary email, and If it turns out to be legitimate, you can sign up for a real account. If the site ends up being garbage and useless, you won't have to worry about receiving any new spam from that site.
Nowadays, making an account online is easy, but to delete them from the internet, on the other hand, is really hard, and for that reason, your information could be trapped online forever. So it is important to delete any account that no longer serves.
That is where AccountKiller comes in, it's a site dedicated to removing accounts from a variety of different online services.
It shows the difficulty of removing an account by colors. For example, Facebook here is listed in white, which means it's easy to delete. Skype is listed here in Grey color, which means It's a little more difficult to delete these types of accounts and you'll also see black ones like Netflix, which means it's very difficult to delete.
You can click on any one of these sites you want to delete your account from and it will provide you simple instructions on how to remove those accounts and to make it more convenient it also provides you direct links to certain locations on those websites.
ScamAdvisor helps you check whether a website is legit or a scam. To get started just simply copy the URL of the website that you want to check and click on search.
They determine the legitness the site by comparing various factors such as:
- Alexa ranking
- The site's Online Trust Rating
- Whether the site has an SSL certificate or not
- How many years the site has been up and running.
Moreover, the site has a dedicated blog that gives you answers to questions like
- How to Recognise a Scam?
I've been scammed... What now? and many more.
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