Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Shell based Norton Safeweb Query

Thanks to Webmaster Tips for the reminder about using lynx to pull the content of a web page without saving it to a file.

Using their method, we can quickly check the "Total Threat count" on Norton's Safe Web site for a domain using:

lynx -source "" | grep -i "Total threats found:" | awk -F '>' '{print $2}' | awk -F '<' '{print $1}'

Not all that pretty, but effective nonetheless. Looking to add 2-3 more command line based checks, including Google's Safe Browsing API.