Accounts.google.com is the URL for created a Google account. The Google account means you can browse with the google.com search engine without being tracked by any tracking cookies and websites that may have otherwise given up some information such as your general computer dimensions, general location of the nearest mobile tower, et cetera.
Once you have created a Google account, you can sign in and persoanlize settings and manage your information and privacy to “make Google work better for you” according to Google. A Google account also allows you to sync browsers between devices which is a modern feature many Googlers appreciate.
Is accounts.google.com Safe?
Sucuri says there was a 404 Not Found site issue for the following URL:
Security hardening flaws:
- Missing security header for
ClickJacking Protection. Affected pages:
Strict-Transport-Securitysecurity header. Affected pages:
Content-Security-Policydirective. Affected pages:
I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on accounts.google.com, and it is suspicious. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site accounts.google.com.
Unmask Parasites cites 3 suspicious inline scripts found:
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In conclusion, accounts.google.com is a low security risk and doesn’t have malware according to Sucuri. 1 security vendor (CMC Threat Intelligence) on VirusTotal has flagged accounts.google.com as malicious. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.
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