Check a URL for Phishing Threats in Node.JS

Have you ever received an email from a trusted colleague or company requesting you to click a link that looks just a little off? If so, you have likely been targeted by a phishing attack. This social engineering technique is designed to trick users into providing personal and/or confidential information via a fake website. To prevent your business or clientele from falling prey to these URLs, you can utilize the following API in Node.JS to check if an input URL is a phishing risk.

Our first step in the process is to install the API client by running this command:

npm install cloudmersive-validate-api-client –-save

Or, you can perform the installation by adding this snippet to your package.json:

"dependencies": {
"cloudmersive-validate-api-client": "^1.3.9"
}

Following the installation, we are all set to configure our API key and call the function with the following code:

var CloudmersiveValidateApiClient = require('cloudmersive-validate-api-client');
var defaultClient = CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.ApiClient.instance;

The threat level of the URL will be identified in the response, informing you whether URL is safe to interact with or should be reported as unsafe. A quick and simple process that can save you from potentially disastrous consequences.

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.