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10 Signs That Streaming Movie Site Isn't Legit

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Your Browser Freaks Out

That big red page looks like a warning! Best to heed this alert, lest you wind up in the dangerous nether regions of the Web.
Screenshot by Nathan Chandler

Web browser designers are constantly updating the security features of their software. To that end, many browsers display a can't-miss warning if you try to load a questionable site.

If a site is deemed insecure, either due to its illegal material or because it hosts potentially damaging malware, your browser halts the loading process and shows a warning. In most cases, you'll have the option of reversing course, or, at your own peril, plunging ahead into dangerous digital waters.

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You can be sure that legal, above-board sites rarely trigger such messages. Don't rely on a browser's warning system alone to protect you, though. Prevent egregious user errors (that is, blindly clicking away at weird links) by avoiding questionable sites whenever possible.

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