An Online Safety Checklist

Posted by Jeremy Wascak May 12, 2017

Whenever you’re unsure about a link in general, this is the expert knowledge you can refer to for checking if it’s safe to click on or not:

  • Watch out for substituted digits for letters in URLs
  • Hover over links to find out where they actually lead
  • Https is safer than http. However, check the certificate
  • There are services to check shortened links
  • And for the next time there’s an “urgent” request from your bank or parcel service in between all of your daily email, these are the things you should look out for:
  • Bad language often indicates a scam
  • Don’t be compelled by artificial urgency
  • Don’t give away sensitive information in emails or places they lead to
  • Be wary if you’re addressed impersonally or oddly
  • Check the senders full address
  • If you got hacked by a phisher, change your passwords and login immediately