Should a person never click on a link in any email?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by pcontour, May 11, 2005.

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  1. pcontour

    pcontour Registered Member

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    Question.

    Should a person never click on a link in an email?

    After all any message I receive could be a fake. Is my extreme paranoia, appropriate.
     
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  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    Well, If you are interested in finding out whether the link is legit or not, move the mouse over it (don't click) and look at the url in the tooltip that pops up. A lot of fraud links use 1's instead of L's so watch that.

    Also, go to the site in question manually by typing in the url and see if you get the same type of information.
     
  3. jwcca

    jwcca Registered Member

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    You might like to add another option which would be to only when required to complete a Registration Confirmation. That's about the only time I do it.
     
  4. Infinity

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    spoofstick should take care of that too I guess, limited but it shows where your browser is going too.
     
  5. pcontour

    pcontour Registered Member

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    It seems that by desiign that the author can't Edit a Pole. Good point however.

    I've created a multi choice allowed pole. You can select more that one option.
     
  6. pcontour

    pcontour Registered Member

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    :D Very good suggestion :D . Spoofsite

    http://www.corestreet.com/spoofstick/SpoofSite
     
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