What Is Kayak.com?
Kayak (kayak.com) is a metasearch engine owned by Booking Holdings. As of March 2023, the site kayak.com gets an estimated 1.2 million monthly views according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates kayak.com was founded on December 19, 1996. The Internet Archive has saved the domain kayak.com 34,115 times between December 19, 1996 and April 19, 2023.
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Is Kayak.com Safe?
I ran malware tests to find out if kayak.com is safe and legit. Here are the results:
I checked the site kayak.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no major issues. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site kayak.com.
Sucuri says the site kayak.com doesn’t have malware; however, there was a 400 Bad Request site issue detected on the URL http://kayak.com/.git/HEAD.
Even with this issue, Sucuri says the site kayak.com is a low security risk.
Some hardening improvements can be made:
- Missing security header for
ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use
Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'none'.
Content-Security-Policydirective. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use
default-srcif all values are the same):
However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.
To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site kayak.com and it says the page is clean. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site kayak.com.
To try to confirm that the site is clean, I checked the domain kayak.com on VirusTotal and it says no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site kayak.com.
In conclusion, the site kayak.com doesn’t have malware and is a low security risk according to Sucuri; however, it did return a 400 Bad Request site issue during the Sucuri scan. Unmask Parasites says the site kayak.com is clean of parasites. And VirusTotal and Sucuri say the domain kayak.com isn’t blacklisted or flagged as malicious by any security vendor.
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