We all know that some people using the web for success are desperate and regardless if the message comes to you via email, comments or an instant message, do not click! It is easy to spot suspicious messages. For one, if there is no sane explanation on why you should check it out, refrain from doing so. The difference between clicking may make the difference as far as safety and security for your computer or workstation is concerned.
For most, this may seem redundant. Who in his right mind would click a link gone unsolicited? Well that is true but we forget to consider that not all people are aware of the benefits and dangers that await them on the web.
Just like in modern society, you can expect some tactics that can really deceive you. They are not obvious and in fact can come in any from. In fact, you can even get them from friends who may think that such links to site as harmless. Leading the pack for suspicious links would include:
1. Free software links
2. Files or Images
3. Money making scheme programs
4. Unsolicited Sign Ups
Of course, you would have to consider, to get people to click on links, it has to be entirely in their interest. For most, it is too tempting to resist. Especially if you have not encountered them or have been educated of these threats, chances are you may experience them first hand and may become a forgettable one for overlooking the value of security on the web.