TRT News, which wants to protect citizens from the phishing tactics of fraudsters, unfortunately failed to achieve its goal by providing misinformation and caused the spread of incorrect information. If you watched the news and think you know what to do against scammers, be sure to read this news.
News-only channel of Turkey’s official public broadcaster TRT TRT News, made a significant mistake today. In fact, the TRT News reporter was giving information about the issues that users can do to ensure their security in the digital environment, but unfortunately the information in the news was it wasn’t true. As the Webtekno team, whose focus is on technology, we thought we should fix this mistake.
Before going into details, let’s share this information. Our aim here is to encourage the TRT News team not to target. However, if the information provided in the relevant news is incorrect, it may lead to misdirection of users and endanger their security in the digital world. Now, let’s first look at what is said in the news in question, and then Why is it wrong? let’s see.
Here is the erroneous news shared on TRT Haber:
As you can see above, the reporter said that the scammers phishing tactic It provides information about. Nothing wrong so far. However, here, sites with “http” extension insecureIt is stated that sites with “https” extension are safe. According to the news, a single letter is enough to detect fraudsters and protect yourself. This is exactly what is wrong with the news. We’re sorry, but the “single letter” in the news will protect you from scammers. will not protect.
The difference between HTTP and HTTPS is as follows:
Http and https provide communication between the user and the website. are protocols. They actually have a very similar structure, but there is an important difference between the two. This difference “encryption“. When you connect to a website with http protocol, there is a link for data transfer. no encryption. However, this situation changes when you connect to a site with an https extension. Data transfer between sites using the HTTPS protocol and the user, is encrypted. This means that the data you send to the server cannot be seen by a third party. Therefore, https is more secure and Google is already forcing websites to switch to the https protocol.
There is no such thing as scammers opening websites that only use the http protocol!
Http is not a preferred protocol on current websites. Because this protocol is now used by internet browsers. not considered safe. In fact, if you try to log in to a website with http protocol, the internet browser you use will warn you about this and want to block you from accessing the site. So if a cheater If he doesn’t want to give himself away It does not design a site with the http extension anyway. We are sure that those who do it are very few. Therefore, there is absolutely no such thing as fake, imitation or data-stealing websites using http.
So how to detect a website opened for phishing purposes?
The simplest thing that will allow you to understand that a website is fake is that the site is actually fake. at the link address reserved. Let’s go through an example: Our website is “https://www.webtekno.com”. A fraudster may open a site like “https://www.webtekno.net” using our name. It is also possible to multiply these examples. An address like “https://www.vebtekno.com” is an address many of us you may miss. Different extensions such as .net and .co have probably already been taken on popular websites. However, a small letter squeezed in between may be the key to understanding that you are on a fake site.
The same goes for messages sent for fraudulent purposes. Also applies to emails. Let’s say you appear to have received an email from a very popular e-commerce platform. The easiest way to tell if this is real is to examine the address that sent the email. If you are the target of fraudsters, rest assured that an extremely meaningless address has been used.