Preventing drive-by and phishing attacks
Most damage to .ch websites is caused by drive-by infections and phishing. In a drive-by attack, users visiting a website infect their computers with malware placed on the site by hackers. Phishing, meanwhile, is an attempt to gain access to Internet users’ personal information using fake websites, e-mails or instant messages. These types of attacks cause a huge amount of damage online. SWITCH’s new website tells domain name holders how they can protect their websites against cybercriminals. Under the heading ‘Make your website safer’, SWITCH offers advice on how to prevent such attacks. Safer Internet also includes details of the risks these attacks bring with them and why more and more websites are being targeted.
About Safer Internet
Safer Internet is a website containing information about how to prevent the misuse of domain names. It explains some common security issues and offers advice on dealing with them. If you have any questions about website security, please feel free to contact SWITCH.
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