When it comes to selecting an IT support provider in Denver, you will want one that can offer security solutions you can rely on. Unfortunately, many security breaches, more than most suspect, actually occur from the inside of a company. This is because bad sites are accessed, which then sneak viruses into your system one way or another. To prevent that from happening to your Business, we advise that you should follow these several best practices to avoid being taken in by fraudulent sites:
- Examine the security status of the site in question
- Connection type: HTTP or HTTPS
- Check domain name for irregularities
- Site template mimicking
- Questionable domain extensions–.biz and .info
- Lazily-composed content, questionable grammar
- Too many pop-ups/the site is choked with advertisement
In the address bar of a given website, there should be an information button, which you can click to determine whether a site is secure or not. Make it a standard protocol for employees to examine the security tab before accessing any new website. It just takes a click and a second and it can save your business substantially if even one breach is avoided in this way.
Connection Type: HTTP or HTTPS
The “S” designation indicates that an HTTP connection type is secure. Generally, the “S” indicates that a site is not going to be fraudulent, but with the web, very little is set in stone. Some fraudulent enterprises have managed to sneak through in this regard. What you need to do is use multiple means of site verification to determine how valid a link is. You might also need IT support in Denver for better protection.
Check Domain Name for Irregularities
After the “HTTP” portion of the URL and perhaps the “www,” you will get the domain name. Yahoo, Google, Facebook; these are simultaneously the names of businesses and their domain names. Generally, the more legitimate the business is, the briefer and less convoluted the domain name. If you see a conglomeration of dashes, symbols, and unreadable shenanigans, you could very well be dealing with a fraudulent site.
Site Template Mimicking
Many fraudulent sites try to look like real ones. Walmart.com might be spoofed by Wallmart.com (notice the double “l”) and have a site that looks similar. This is indicative of fraud.
Questionable Domain Extensions
Sites that end in .biz or .info are generally not to be trusted, though .com and .net are not necessarily as secure as they ought to be. You need to consider the whole URL and website together in order to know if it is legitimate or not.
Lazily-Composed Content and Bad English
When content is bad and the writing is worse, you know there isn’t any real money behind a given site; ergo it is either unsuccessfully burgeoning or fraudulent. Either way, you definitely do not want any of these.
Too Many Pop-Ups/Advertisements
Sites strewn with pop-ups are commonly cybercriminal fronts of some variety and the aim is to make you click on something which results in you downloading a virus. A site like this is generally to be avoided.
At AccountabilIT. Inc., you can get more advice and security solutions.We provide IT support for Denver businesses. Contact us now for consultation and more!