What Is Quordle.com?

Quordle (quordle.com) is a word puzzle gaming site. As of January 2023, the site quordle.com gets an estimated 69.3 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates quordle.com was founded on February 4, 2022. Quordle.com started getting traffic at the beginning of 2022 and immediately it was being crawled by the Wayback Machine frequently, suggesting as soon as the site was founded it became highly trafficked very quickly. The crawl rate by the Wayback Machine has remained consistent to date suggesting that the traffic has not dropped off at all. SimilarWeb suggests the site quordle.com gets 71% of its traffic from search engines and 21% coming to the domain directly. SemRush doesn’t suggests that the site quordle.com has been advertised in search engines at all since it was founded, so it’s interesting how it has become so popular so quickly. Quordle is of course a similar word to Wordle which is another word puzzle game that became extremely popular during the pandemic of 2020-2022. Wordle was bought by The New York Times Company in 2022.

Website: https://quordle.com/

Is Quordle.com Safe?

I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if quordle.com is safe and legit. Here are the results:

I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Edge browser and was able to browse the site quordle.com without any issues.

To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot on my computer after browsing the site quordle.com and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found.

To try to confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site quordle.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/quordle.com

Quordle.com Sucuri results

Sucuri says the site quordle.com is a low security risk because it didn’t find any malware. It also didn’t find any injected spam, defacements, or internal server errors. Moreover, no associated security vendors have blacklisted the domain as malicious.

Some hardening improvements could be made such as adding a website firewall and solving the missing security headers listed below:

Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors ‘none’.

Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.

Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain quordle.com and no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/quordle.com

Quordle.com VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the site quordle.com is a low security risk according to Sucuri. Sucuri didn’t find any malware and no associated security vendor has blacklisted the domain. Moreover, no security vendor associated with VirusTotal has flagged the domain as malicious.