Friday, February 18, 2011

How To check a Phishing Site??

Phishing is an attempt to hack your web accounts by displaying a similar looking page which redirects you to main website but also stores your password.This is very harmful as the hacker has your password with your knowledge.So it important to check whether the site is a phishing site or not.
To check for a phishing site just copy and paste the following in the address bar of your browser( where you type the address of the site you want to visit):

javascript:alert("The actual URL is:\t\t" + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname + "/" + "\nThe address URL is:\t\t" + location.href + "\n" + "\nIf the initial part of addresses do not match, this may be a phishing website."); 

This code is basically a javascript commands which finds the location of where the site is hosted and the url of page.