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Determining the Safety of a Website when a Browser Flags a Suspicious Page

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Feb 13, 2024

When browsing the Internet through different web pages, sometimes the browser displays an alert notification indicating that it is an unsafe website with a connection that is not secure. This should alert the user to check the security of these pages before accessing them. Websites on the Internet are often used by malicious actors to launch attacks on users, which can result in the installation of malicious software and the theft of sensitive information such as passwords or personal data.

In this sense, when the browser identifies a website as suspicious, it must display appropriate notifications to alert users and prompt them to take security measures to avoid potential cyber attacks. There are different reasons and warning messages browsers may send to users when they suspect a website. For example, Google Chrome displays warnings about dangerous and misleading content, as well as alerts for phishing and social engineering sites, and malicious or unwanted software websites that may damage your computer.

When the browser shows an alert stating “the connection is not private”, it is because the website has not established a secure connection using a valid SSL/TLS certificate. This may leave any information submitted to the website unprotected and vulnerable to being taken advantage of by malicious actors.

When receiving any type of warning notification, users should examine the full website URL and check the links from unknown sources, confirm the legitimacy of the sources and, if necessary, use URL analysis tools to check the legitimacy of the website. Once the website has been analyzed and verified, users can safely access the website.

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