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Be wary of shortened URL links

Services like Bitly are great for creating unique short URLs and keeping character length down. This is particularly relevant for social media posts, especially Twitter — where every character counts (quite literally!). But be vigilant before opening these types of links. The abbreviated URL could be hiding malicious intent.

Hover over a link to see where it actually leads

Many articles, posts and other communications contain numerous links, some of which may lead to pages that no longer exist or, worse, are compromised. On a Mac/PC you can hover your mouse cursor over a link to see its destination. On mobile, you can hold to copy it and then paste it into a note […]