Phishing is a never-ending battle. Malicious websites are carefully designed and refined to trick unsuspecting users into giving up their credentials.
The SafeToOpen browser extension is like having an information security expert sitting next to you looking for indicators of a suspicious web page. SafeToOpen tells you if a web page is risky and reassures you if it is safe.
SafeToOpen has been designed with privacy in mind. The browser extension only analyses web pages that ask uses for sensitive information, like passwords, and does ignore well-known legitimate websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
SafeToOpen does not track browsing activity unless it detects a suspicious website. If a web page is detected as suspicious then SafeToOpen collects:
• Your public IP address
• Your web browser name and version
• Your operating system name and version
• The suspicious URL (used for in-depth analysis)
• The number of words appearing on the suspicious web page
After analysis, suspicious URLs are masked such that only the domain name part of the URL (the Fully Qualified Domain Name) is visible.
SafeToOpen may collect additional information if the SafeToOpen browser extension is installed by your organisation and your administrator has defined a policy to collect additional information.