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To Click or Not to Click: That is the Question

When it comes to cybercrime, one thing for sure is that email is the most effective way for criminals to spread malware. To unsuspecting victims. As more and more people do more with their mobile devices, more and more text-based threats are increasing. If you have any doubts about text messages or emails, don't click. Delete immediately!

What are the dangers of email links?
To Click or Not to Click: That is the Question 1

Phishing
Phishing is the term used to send an email that contains a link to a fake website. When you visit a website, users are tricked into exposing sensitive information. For example, clicking a link will take you to a fake website like a bank and try to log in with your username and password.

Malware or virus download
Clicking this link may take you to a website that infects your computer with malware such as ransomware. Alternatively, you may download the virus directly without visiting a web page. Malicious websites are the most common way computers get infected in your daily work.

Hacked email account
When a spammer hacks your email account, you can send an email to all the contacts stored in that account. This is dangerous because you may receive phishing emails that are actually sent from someone you know. Unless the email looks unusual, there is no way for you to know.

Email spoofing
Spoofing is essentially a fake. You can spoof the "From" address to make it look like it's from someone you know, even though it's actually from the malicious person's email account. Determining if an email address is spoofed can be very difficult or impossible. Email headers that are themselves vulnerable to tampering need to be screened.

Which email link can be clicked on?
Well, if you don't click any of them, there is no problem. But that's not realistic. Few people get this advice. The good news is that you do not have to.

Example of When to Click
If you ordered something online. Just click on the tracking link in the email they send you. Make sure it is exactly what you expect. If you receive an unexpected or unfamiliar product tracking link, please delete the email immediately.

To Click or Not to Click: That is the Question 2

If you signed up for an account on the website. Once they have sent you a link to verify your email address, you can click on it. But make sure it's exactly what you expect, and keep in mind specifically that you requested it.

Example of When NOT to Click
To Click or Not to Click: That is the Question 3

If you received an unexpected email from the bank. You may be told that you need to log in and handle important things. Don't click the links they give you. If you do not know it is coming, there is no guarantee that it is a legitimate email.

If your friend sent you a link you didn't expect. Don't click on it. Be aware that the sender's address can be spoofed or your account can be hacked.

Other Things to Consider
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