Do Not Click

I told you not to click the link. But you did…

I hope you learned something, seriously, do not click this link.

All of the next links are 100% serious and OK even if you no longer trust me.

I really did write a book.

Yes, you are welcome and encouraged to share the link to this page.

This page may seem like a prank but it actually has a serious purpose. It’s a fun but genuine reminder of the dangers of clicking random links on the internet. Most hacking incidents are a result of people clicking on some link that they really should not have clicked on in the first place.

Clicking on random links could expose you to phishing attacks.

What is phishing? Wikipedia has a good overview:

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing, instant messaging, and text messaging, phishing often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website that matches the look and feel of the legitimate site.

If you have never done phishing training, Google does offer a basic phishing training primer in multiple languages. It’s worth doing and getting your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same. If you’re ready to get serious about internet security, I would also encourage using a password manager like Bitwarden and something like a YubiKey.

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