Computer Security

Is The Link I Click Safe To Click ?

Many people are concerned and with good reason that when they click a link on the internet it may lead to a ” malware infested demon “.

So what can you do ?

First have a look at the ‘ Web Of Trust ” extension that you can install for all your browsers , IE , Chrome , Firefox : Web Of Trust

WOT displays a colored traffic light next to website links to show you which sites people trust for safe searching, surfing and shopping online: green for good, red for bad, and yellow as a warning to be cautious. The icons are shown in popular search engine results, social media, online email, shortened URL’s, and lots of other sites.

— https://www.mywot.com/

If you are after more suggestions here is an article that may assist you further:

8 Ways To Make Sure A Link Is Safe Before You Click it 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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