How To Identify Safe Websites Using the URL

by Barbara J. Feldman on April 13, 2011

Understanding URL addresses is an important part of online security. When evaluating a link, how do you differentiate the domain name from the rest of the link? For example, does http://www.example.com/paypal.com go to PayPal.com? What about http://paypal.com:user@example.com? To learn the ins-and-outs of link security read Ask Leo’s phishing article “How do I know that this web address is safe?”.

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Feldman, Barbara. "How To Identify Safe Websites Using the URL." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 13 Apr. 2011. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/776/how-to-identify-safe-websites-using-the-url/ >.