Imagine you’re surfing the web to read about the latest round of political debates, catch the score from last night’s football game, or even make a simple online purchase — all pretty common mobile activities. Would you expect any of the websites you visit to inject malicious code or malware on your device? Probably not. Well, turns out you might want to think again, as sites that appear to be “good” may not be as safe as you think.
Nearly half of the internet’s most popular websites are deemed “risky,” according to Menlo Security’s 2018 State of the Web Report. Even more troubling, at least 42% of the sites have used server software known to be vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks, had distributed malware or launched attacks at some point in the past, or had suffered a security breach within the past 12 months.