Sunday, July 21, 2013

How to access website safely to avoid clickjacking

When you search anything on Google, you need to be very careful when you click on a link. Google search result shows million of links, some links (websites) are safe to click but some are not. Since you are not able to know which link/website is safe site, it is highly recommended that you add WOT (Web of Trust) to your every web browser you use. For example, if you use four web browsers, add WOT to all. Any link that displays with red, yellow color-coded icon, do not click and do not open it at all.

Safe browsing tool WOT (Web of Trust) is a great tool to help you avoid clickjacking. WOT is a free browser tool that maintains a database of known safe sites as well as malicious sites reported by WOT. Attempt to visit a known malicious site and WOT warns you in advance showing Color coded icons.

WOT Free add-on is available for Firefox, IE (Internet Explorer), Google Chrome, Opera and Safari browsers.

Download WOT and install for your web browser. Visit WOT official website

Once you have added WOT to your web browsers, color-coded icons will appear in your browser toolbar and next to external links on the pages of search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Color coded icons:

1. Green - Excellent
2. Light Green - Good
3. Yellow - Unsatisfactory
4. Light Red - Poor
5. Red - Very Poor
6. Grey with question mark - No rating.

Things to remember:

1. Keep your anti-virus software updated.

2. Keep your browser up to date.

3. Log out of Facebook, Yahoo E-mail, Gmail, etc after using someone else’s computer.

4. Use secure browsing. Use Firefox Private Browsing (Ctrl+Shift+P) or go to File and click on New Private Window. Private browsing will not keep browser history, cookies, etc. Ctrl+Shift+N (New incognito window) for Google Chrome. Ctrl+Shift+P (InPrivate Browsing) for IE.

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