Today I was talking to a friend of mine who was sent a URL which pointed him to malicious website which took over his facebook account. After talking to him I quickly started searching for free web tools to check urls.
I went ahead and asked a fellow colleague @kelvinlomboy in the IT Security Field to help me identify web tools that can check the Url’s safety.
After a few minutes @kelvinlomboy provided the following link to @lennyzeltser’s blog on “Free Online Tools for Looking Up Potentially Malicious Websites”.
As an example I choose AVG Threat Labs for my personal blog RaulColon.net. Once it has verified the website it brings the following information:
- Current Safety of Site
- No active Threats where reported
- Site Popularity
- Server Location
- Compromised Web Pages in the last 30 days.
- Threat Types found in the last 30 days
I personally thought it was not a great free web tool.
Next time you have a question regarding an Url feel free to check out @lennyzeltser’s list or visit AVG Threat Labs. So when in doubt feel free to use the links provided for some effective tools.
Have you found any other tools that keep you safe on the Internet that you would like to share?