June 6, 2021

Why would a website be secure when accessing via its hostname but not when using its IP address?

hello! I am pretty new to cybersecurity and looking to get into website penetration. I noticed that chrome says a particular website is secure when accessing it via example.com, however, when accessing it via its IP address it claims the connection is now Not Secure.

What are the reasons for this?

Does this have any major security risks?

How would an attacker use this to their advantage?

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Thank you for any help!

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