What Is a Malicious Website?

August 14, 2023

A malicious website is any website designed to cause harm by installing malware (malicious software) onto your device without your knowledge. A malicious website often looks legitimate and mimics well-known websites to trick users into entering personal information, such as their credit card number, social security number, or login credentials.

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