We’re analyzing Safari5-1-7LionManual.dmgfile and also the URLS http://www.apple.com/safari/download/, http://www.apple.com to check if this software is safe to download and install. For each element we can conclude that:
- Computer Threats: 0
- Identity Threats: 0
- Annoyance factors: 0
Google Safe Browsing
Google Safe Browsing also reports a clean score for this domain, so we can conclude that there’s No Malware or Phishing associated with this site.
Google Safe Browsing is a Google service that allows client applications to check URLs against Google’s constantly updated lists of insecure web resources. Examples of insecure web resources are social engineering sites (phishing and misleading sites) and sites that host malicious or unwanted software.
In terms of domain quality (apple.com) AVG antivirus flags this URL with the following score: Safe
SSL certificates are important to ensure your privacy protection when browsing and is used to encrypt transactions. Here are the results for this domain:
End-entity or/and intermediate certificate(s) was signed utilizing a weak hash function
Users worldwide are rating this site based on the trustworthiness and the safeness for children. The score is the following:
- Trustworthiness: 94
- Child Safety: 94
Any score over 80 should be good enough to ensure a safe browsing experience for you and for your children.
If you’re ok with prior results, you’re ready to download the file from official site: http://www.apple.com/safari/download/.
- Official representation. It is clear that the site is done perfectly and everything is working as it should. More at the official store, and then have to deal with other stores.
- The official web site of Apple Inc., the US maker of products such as iPhone and iPad. In my browsing I found explicit material, no scams, nothing like that. There is a feature to purchase items, but that’s expected for a website of a company. No trick you into buying anything.
- When sending confidential information via email security, please encrypt it.
- ;Apple website, newsletter, online store, software and technical support for all products of the company.
*Should I care about this metric? Not necessarily, as score refers to the whole domain, and bigger domains like google.com or blogspot.com might have low scores due to a few dirty URLs.
This site has an average of 772.34M visitors per month globally, and is very popular in United States, China, Japan, United Kingdom and France. Normally, you should trust sites with big and global audiences, as well as sites with a lot of direct traffic. In the following graph You’ll be able to see how much of its traffic is direct (brand traffic)
Also, this site gets traffic from the following urls: icloud.com, smarturl.it, clipconverter.cc, sortiesdvd.com and github.com. It’s very important to understand what are the main traffic sources to understand potential risks. Are the sites listed suspicious? Then you should be careful when accessing this domain
Around 70 people in the United States are asking every month the question is this site safe? This number is below the average of searches per month, which means people is not very concerned about potential dangers visiting this site. In fact, this site is in position number 71 in searches per month with the query “is safe”. Also, Google shows 20000000 number of results for this query (for an average of 3.000.000)