As we browse the Internet we face myriad risks. These risks are minimized if we have healthy browsing habits ourselves. Not clicking on links, url address,other than https is usually a good idea. Or don’t click on online surveys that give you money for your time. It’s never money for your time, it’s always money for them for you to waste your time.
Much of these pages that offer you a little money for your time are based on a pyramidal structure. There are thousands of people who participate in these surveys and receive the money who has done several of those surveys.
Interne has a lot of defense barriers. However, you can always sneak something that doesn’t detect our radar. Common sense is always an important barrier, but keep in mind that it’s not going to save you from everything. You can see this article first -> 7 steps to improve online security.
Scanning a url in the spam folder
The spam folder of any email service provider is usually a huge niche of fake gifts and varied glass beache. They offer you everything: discounts, bitcoin payments (in which you pay), rewards, surveys, etc. You have to be sure that if an email is in the spam folder it’s because it has to be there. It’s never a good idea for you to listen to those e-mails.
Let’s analyze one of those emails and the url it provides. One gets up in the morning and as it is curious goes to the spam folder and sees this interesting email whose subject is “Last day to claim your exclusive gift“. They’ve chosen you, no one but you to give you this gift. There are very generous people in the world.
A very useful page that parses code from other pages is the virustotal.com. Scans suspicious files and URLs for various types of malware. It can be automatically shared with the security community to warn of that danger.
The website virustotal.com works with engines,with other web pages, which analyze the url we provide. It’s like a multi-page summary in a single, complete result. The url we have provided has been previously analyzed by fortinet and detected that it is a phising page. Phising comes from English and can be translated as phishing. One page makes us think we’re on another page to steal our data.
VirusTotal inspects items with more than 70 antivirus scanners and URL/domain blacklist services, plus a wealth of tools to extract signals from the studied content. Any user can select a file from their computer using their browser and send it to VirusTotal..
VirusTotal offers several methods of sending files, including the main public web interface, desktop loaders, browser extensions, and a programmatic API. The web interface has the highest scanning priority among publicly available sending methods. Submissions can be written in any programming language using the HTTP-based public API.
Try using it to scan some mail in the spam folder. Then analyze it with this tool and you will find the result interesting.