5-Minute Tech Tip: Is That Website Safe?

Did you know you can check a website's history for hosting nasty things using this Google tool? Try it out!

Copy / paste the following into your browser's address bar, and add your favourite website's address to the end.

  • https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=

Example:

Hmmm, let's see how we stack up, shall we?

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https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=thinktechnica.com

Over the past 90 days, thinktechnica.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=godaddy.com

Of the 6988 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 198 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2015-04-14, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2015-04-14.
Malicious software includes 107 exploit(s), 79 scripting exploit(s), 67 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 5 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 151 domain(s), including quickvideoinstaller.com/, bocai2.com/, javaterm.com/.

94 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including cilantero.com/, zeroredirect2.com/, osigci.com/.

thinktechnica.com: Winner, winner, chicken dinner!