Yes, it’s entirely possible to get infected by simply visiting a website.
Most commonly via what we call “Exploit Kits”.
Right now, EK are used to deliver a lot of dangerous malware (such as banking trojans and Cryptoware) to computers worldwide.
So using a standard Antivirus and Antimalware won’t cut it.
Can you get a virus on your phone by visiting a website?
The most common way for a smartphone to get a virus is by downloading a third-party app. You can also get them by downloading Office documents, PDFs, by opening infected links in emails, or by visiting a malicious website. Both Android and Apple products can get viruses.
Can you get hacked by going to a website?
In theory, no. In practice, sometimes. Web Browsers try very hard to allow you to visit any site without risk, and they generally succeed, but once in a while there’s a security flaw in your browser that a website can use to successfully attack computers that visit it.
Can you get a virus from a website without downloading anything?
You can not get a Virus while simply visiting a site, you need to download an application or something that can execute a command to your PC. So to put it in a simple matter, you can’t get a virus simply by opening a webpage but hackers do find workarounds for this including the email spams.
What are signs that a website has been hacked?
8 Telltale Signs Your Website Was Hacked
- The Red Screen of Death…Compliments of Your Browser.
- Your Site Disappears.
- Your Site Loads Super Slow or Crashes.
- You Find Viagra References All Over the Site.
- The Admin Section of Your Site and the Public Section of Your Site Look the Same.
- Your Emails are Sent to Spam.