How to Protect Yourself from Suspicious Websites

When you’re browsing the web on  your iPhone or iPad, it’s important to protect your information from malicious or fraudulent websites. The problem with this is you can’t always tell which websites are legitimate and which could cause your device trouble or steal your information. However, Safari has a built in function that will warn you with a Fraudulent Website Warning before you open a suspicious website. Here’s how to turn this on.

Open the Settings app and Tap Safari. Turn on Fraudulent Website Warning.

That’s it! Now when you open websites in Safari that aren’t safe, you’ll get a warning and can back out of the suspicious website. Specifically, the feature warns against websites suspected of phishing for information. According to Apple’s website, “Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to steal your personal information, such as passwords, account information, or user names. A fraudulent website masquerades as a legitimate one, such as a bank, financial institution, or email service provider.”

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.