Be cautious of shortened links

URL shortening is a technique used to make links friendlier and easier to remember, particularly when displayed on social media channels. For example, with Twitter’s 140-character limit, shortened links help give users more space in their tweets. However, they’re also used by cybercriminals as a tool for malware, so don’t be too quick to click on them. Instead, copy the link and paste it in your browser, then click the + sign to see where that link will take you.