What is the Safeonweb Browser Extension?

For every website you visit, the Safeonweb Browser Extension shows you if the owner has been validated (Green) or not (Amber). 

Websites without a validated owner (Amber) should be suited for reading only. To share personal and sensitive information you can expect the owner of the web site to be validated (Green). If a hacker puts malicious content on a website with a validated owner the validation status will change to Amber or Red directly after the first notification. Known malicious or insecure websites are marked as Red.

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Don't have the Extension yet?

Install it via the Chrome Web Store.

Pay attention!

The Extension only reflects information regarding the identification of the website's owner, not on its content.

How does the Safeonweb Browser Extension work?

The Extension allocates a score to the websites you visit:

  • Green (OK) - score of 4 out of 4: the website owner has an Extended Validation Certificate issued by a Certificate Authority or the site owner is registered on atwork.safeonweb.be (for belgian organisations only). Therefore:
    • It should be OK to continue surfing on this website.
    • It should be OK to share data on this website.
  • Amber (!) - scores from 1 to 3 out of 4:  the website owner has an Organisation Validation Certificate, or a Domain Validation Certificate issued by a Certificate Authority, and the website is not registered on atwork.safeonweb.be Therefore:
    • It should be OK to continue surfing on this website.
    • If any doubts, refrain from sharing data on this website.
  • Red (X) - score of 0 out of 4: the website lacks basic security features or is known as malicious. The website owner has no Certificate and therefore has not been validated. Therefore:
    • We advise against browsing this website and sharing any data.

This score is based on 3  variables;

  • The Certificate Type Score, which reflects the validation level of the Certificate you have obtained for your Website. This score is computed as follows;
    • 3/3 if you have obtain any type of Certificate and registered your website on the Safeonweb@Work portal or you have obtained an Extended Validation Certificate;
    • 2/3 if you have obtained an Organisation Validation Certificate;
    • 1/3 if you have obtained a Domain Validation Certificate; or,
    • 0/3 if you have not obtained any type of Certificate for your website.
  • The Certificate Authority score, is a score of 1 or 0 depending on whether the Certificate Authority that delivered your website's Certificate is a known actor on the market and referenced in the CCB's databases.
  • The Domain Score; reflects whether your domain is registered as malicious, in which case your total score will be brought down to 0.


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