How to Use the URL Scanner API Effectively

The URL scanner API provides a way to scan web sites for malware presence. It’s a great tool to protect yourself against malicious links that can be used for malware and phishing campaigns.

This is a powerful and versatile API for scanning website URLs, but you need to know how to use it effectively. It can be a valuable addition to your cybersecurity arsenal, especially if you’re looking for a fast and reliable solution to detect and block malware.

It’s a good idea to scan all URLs you want to access for malware, even those that are trustworthy. A malicious link can be a gateway for cybercriminals to enter your network and steal your personal data.

Fortunately, there are many reliable URL scanner tools that you can use to help protect yourself against online threats. These scanners can check a website for any suspicious activity and let you know when the website has been compromised.

Some URL scanners even warn you about phishing activities and malicious files that may be hidden in the site’s code. They also give you the chance to avoid malicious infections by downloading and installing free malware protection software.

One of the best phishing detection solutions out there is IPQS, which uses 100% proprietary data and AI algorithms to detect zero-day phishing URLs and newly compromised domains. It is also able to identify and flag malicious links that haven’t been reported by Google Safe Browsing or other URL safety services.

You can use the URL Scanner tool to search for and whitelist specific URLs in reports, documents and dossiers when analyzing metadata in MicroStrategy 2020 Update 1. It’s a great way to protect yourself against Server Side Request Forgery attacks by making sure you only download safe URLs.

Unlike other threat intelligence tools, the Url Scanner integration doesn’t require any configuration on the part of analysts. Analysts can submit a domain or url to be scanned by UrlScan with a simple on-demand shortcut key. This makes it possible to triage alerts and respond faster, thereby saving time on the job.

The UrlScan API is available to any Tines customer who wants to integrate it with their Tines infrastructure. This means Tines does not rely on pre-built apps to integrate with external systems, which is beneficial for many customers and vendors.

Aside from the ability to submit URLs and API definitions to Invicti for a scan, you can also import URLs and API definitions from supported third-party tools. The links and API definitions that you import from other tools can be edited in Invicti, or you can add them manually.

You can also configure the URL Scanner to use the “Scan Scope” config option to decide which URLs are scanned and crawled during an app scan. The config option can be set in the UI or in the app settings panel.

The UrlScan API is a useful component to add to any security tool and is particularly important to include in your arsenal of tools for protecting yourself from phishing attacks, ransomware and other malware that can be delivered by malicious links. It’s an effective solution that can save you a lot of money on security tools and prevent your organization from being targeted by cybercriminals.