Daily Tip 27 – Unknown links

We are told to be careful of clicking on links. There are some you should not click on, like those that say there is a problem with your account and that say you should click on the link to fix it.

But there are others that look strange or that don’t seem to go where you think you want to end up, but they are actually perfectly OK. There are legitimate reasons for using these. On the other hand, they could also be used for malicious purposes.

The lesson is that you can never be sure where a link is going to take you. You need to exercise caution.

It is hard to tell if a link is safe. But context and whether or not you trust the person providing the link can help.