What Is YouTube?
YouTube (youtube.com) is a streaming and online TV site. In October 2006, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion. As of August 2023, the site youtube.com has an estimated 33.9 billion monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates youtube.com was founded on April 28, 2005. The Internet Archive has saved the domain youtube.com 16,547,251 times between April 28, 2005 and September 17, 2023.
Is YouTube Safe?
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Sucuri says the site youtube.com doesn’t have malware or any important security issues and 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'. Affected pages:
Strict-Transport-Securitysecurity header. Affected pages:
Content-Security-Policydirective. 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
However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.
In conclusion, Sucuri says the site youtube.com doesn’t have malware. Unmask Parasites says the site youtube.com is clean of parasites. VirusTotal and Sucuri say the domain youtube.com isn’t malicious or blacklisted. Overall grade: Safe.