There are currently many individuals active, who will try to obtain confidential information from you. They can convince you, for example, to transfer money, to download files that infects your computer, or to log in in order to obtain your login credentials. For more information, please read the general phishing detection article.
It is important to know how to recognize the website you want to visit is genuine.
How to recognize the official LiteBit website:
The correct LiteBit.eu website:
LiteBit uses a special certificate, the so-called extended validation certificate.
It is important that the lock icon and the text "2525 Ventures BV [NL]" is shown just as in the picture above. This text and the lock icon shows you that extended certification has been completed to verify the company.
How to recognize counterfeit LiteBit websites:
Example of a website which looks like LiteBit.eu, but is not:
There are websites which try to imitate LiteBit.eu. These, however, do not own the special certificate "2525 Ventures BV [NL]".
As you can see the certificate "2525 Ventures BV [NL]" is not used.
Also it uses ".com" instead of ".eu". The page is labeled "safe", but this is a free general SSL certificate, and thus does not add any credibility to the legitimacy of a certain website.
Second example of a website which looks like LiteBit.eu, but is not:
As you can see there is no lock icon and the certificate "2525 Ventures BV [NL]" is not used.
Summary to recognize the official LiteBit.eu website:
- Certificate: 2525 Ventures BV [NL]
- Lock icon
- No incorrect spelling of the website name or a different extension is used
How can a website get the extended validation certificate verification?
During verification of an EV SSL Certificate, the owner of the website passes a thorough and globally standardized identity verification process to prove exclusive rights to use a domain, confirm its legal, operational and physical existence, and prove the entity has authorized the issuance of the certificate. This verified identity information is included within the certificate, with some pieces, including business name and country, presented directly in the browser window.