Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Sep 25, 2020
Sidestep Comment Links With This Tip
Unless you’re new to email, you’re probably much more careful to avoid being tricked by a phishing scam or clever spam messages.
That same level of caution should be used when you’re reading through comments in social media or on a discussion website.
The use of placing malicious links on popular forums has been around for a while and it’s likely going to get more intense as time goes on.
It’s easy to see the junk comments that claim to have made a fortune by working from home, but not all the tricks are out of context type comments.
Fast-moving stories on news sites can generate a lot of commenting activity all over the Internet and social media.
Whenever you see a link for any sort in the comments section of a website or social media post, don’t click on it, no matter how legitimate it may seem.
A better way to see the information is to search for the information yourself using various keywords in the posted link.
If it’s a legitimate website, it will have been indexed by Google. Malicious sites purposefully avoid having their pages indexed by Google.