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May 16, 2020, 05:30:31 PM
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Many warnings like these are already available on this forum but I believe we always have newbies coming into this forum from time to time that's why we need to keep raising the warning flags, here are few warning for newbies, online haven is not safe like you thought


1. Fraudulent websites

There's an astounding number of websites that have been set up to look like unique, legitimate new businesses. On the off chance that there isn't a little lock icon demonstrating security close to the URL bar and no "https" in the site address, please reconsider.

2. Fake mobile applications

You can get scammed through phony applications accessible for download through Google Play and the Apple Application Store. In spite of the fact that partners can regularly rapidly locate these phony applications and get them expelled, that doesn't mean the applications aren't affecting many main concerns. Take note and reconsider before downloading new apps on your phone's most especially mobile wallets, it's safer to go through official website.

3. Fake/Phishing Emails

Mails can be very deceiving, for example you can have account with coinbase and still receive mail from scammers that look identical with the original, Regardless of whether it looks precisely like an email you got from an authentic cryptographic money organization, take care before contributing your advanced cash. Is the email precisely the same? are the logo and marking indistinguishable?

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May 17, 2020, 10:16:44 AM
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<…>  On the off chance that there isn't a little lock icon demonstrating security close to the URL bar and no "https" in the site address, please reconsider.<…>
You need to carefully check the URL regardless of whether there is a padlock symbol or not. In the "old days", the absence of the padlock may have been an indicative of something, but nowadays it pretty trivial to aquire SSL at a very low cost, to the degree where its presence is not a guarantee of anything about the website you are accessing (save for the fact that the communication of the data is encrypted between your browser and the site, which is useless if the site is a phishing site).

PhishLabs, the data source behind the link in the OP,  has an update report, and now places the mark at 68% for phishing sites using SSL (see https://info.phishlabs.com/blog/apwg-two-thirds-phishing-sites-ssl-https). Although their data for some Quarters decreases in percentage, it’s fair to assume that SSL certificates is a non-trustworthy indicator on its own, and that the assumption needs to clearly be demystified.

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1. Fraudulent websites

There's an astounding number of websites that have been set up to look like unique, legitimate new businesses. On the off chance that there isn't a little lock icon demonstrating security close to the URL bar and no "https" in the site address, please reconsider.
Apart from the SSL issue, you might want to warn new users about "punycode/homograph attacks" as well [e.g. 2 New Fake Ledger Website].
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