Most of you’re aware of the threats that Internet poses to your personal data like login information, credit card information which mostly are result of viruses and phishing. In a day when you access hundreds of website and click on many links on Facebook , you are not aware whether the URL that you’re going to visit is legitimate or not. Few of these websites might try to steal your information , spread viruses on your computer or may even crash them.
With increased popularity of FaceBook with more than 800 million users worldwide, millions of external links are shared and clicked on FB. But how can you check whether the target URL is a attack site or a trusted site. Now you don’t have to worry as Symantec has come up with “Norton Safe Web” which can give you a report on a website being trusted or a suspicious one. This utility is now one of FB app which can be accessed from Norton Safe Web App Page.
Once you authorize this app it will scan all your news feed item and gives you a status report on the threat level for each one of news feed item. You can also get a detailed report on the link by visiting Symantec’s Norton Safe Web Page.
If you wish you can enable auto scan of your News Feed item and before clicking on a link you would know in advance whether the website can be trusted or not. Here is what Symantec website has to say about Norton Safe Web.
“Norton Safe Web is a new reputation service from Symantec. Our servers analyze Web sites to see how they will affect you and your computer. Then, using the Norton Toolbar installed on your PC, we let you know how safe a particular Web site might be before you view it.”