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walt
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
If you get a link in an email or see one on the forum, what is the best way
to tell if the link is safe. How are some ways to check it before clicking on
it? Thanks

jtferron
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
you can always do the folowing
1. beforing opening e-mail right click view options and look at the header
to see if
the msg sender is realy the one who sent it.
2. you can right click on the link and view source to see if what the real
link is as compaired to the one listed in the e-mail

3. If you not sure do not open or click the link

--
Jay Ferron
ADSI, CISM, CISSP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, NSA - IAM



"walt" wrote:

> If you get a link in an email or see one on the forum, what is the best way
> to tell if the link is safe. How are some ways to check it before clicking on
> it? Thanks

walt
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Thanks for the information and help. But are there other options if you want
to be more certain it is not a "spoof" email from someone that you trust? For
example I get emails from coworkers at work. They have all kinds of security
here but if
something slips through is there a way to check the address?

"jtferron" wrote:

> you can always do the folowing
> 1. beforing opening e-mail right click view options and look at the header
> to see if
> the msg sender is realy the one who sent it.
> 2. you can right click on the link and view source to see if what the real
> link is as compaired to the one listed in the e-mail
>
> 3. If you not sure do not open or click the link
>
> --
> Jay Ferron
> ADSI, CISM, CISSP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, NSA - IAM
>
>
>
> "walt" wrote:
>
> > If you get a link in an email or see one on the forum, what is the best way
> > to tell if the link is safe. How are some ways to check it before clicking on
> > it? Thanks

jtferron
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
There is no real way to very the site you are going to is not bad ,as i can
send you a link to a bad site but with the use of firewalls, anti virus, and
and update patched computer with a little comman sense you can protect your
self. For you company addining products like ISA 2004 with application level
security and network aware security device wil further reduce the risks
--
Jay Ferron
ADSI, CISM, CISSP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, NSA - IAM



"walt" wrote:

> Thanks for the information and help. But are there other options if you want
> to be more certain it is not a "spoof" email from someone that you trust? For
> example I get emails from coworkers at work. They have all kinds of security
> here but if
> something slips through is there a way to check the address?
>
> "jtferron" wrote:
>
> > you can always do the folowing
> > 1. beforing opening e-mail right click view options and look at the header
> > to see if
> > the msg sender is realy the one who sent it.
> > 2. you can right click on the link and view source to see if what the real
> > link is as compaired to the one listed in the e-mail
> >
> > 3. If you not sure do not open or click the link
> >
> > --
> > Jay Ferron
> > ADSI, CISM, CISSP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, NSA - IAM
> >
> >
> >
> > "walt" wrote:
> >
> > > If you get a link in an email or see one on the forum, what is the best way
> > > to tell if the link is safe. How are some ways to check it before clicking on
> > > it? Thanks

walt
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Thanks for your quick response and help.

"jtferron" wrote:

> There is no real way to very the site you are going to is not bad ,as i can
> send you a link to a bad site but with the use of firewalls, anti virus, and
> and update patched computer with a little comman sense you can protect your
> self. For you company addining products like ISA 2004 with application level
> security and network aware security device wil further reduce the risks
> --
> Jay Ferron
> ADSI, CISM, CISSP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, NSA - IAM
>
>
>
> "walt" wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the information and help. But are there other options if you want
> > to be more certain it is not a "spoof" email from someone that you trust? For
> > example I get emails from coworkers at work. They have all kinds of security
> > here but if
> > something slips through is there a way to check the address?
> >
> > "jtferron" wrote:
> >
> > > you can always do the folowing
> > > 1. beforing opening e-mail right click view options and look at the header
> > > to see if
> > > the msg sender is realy the one who sent it.
> > > 2. you can right click on the link and view source to see if what the real
> > > link is as compaired to the one listed in the e-mail
> > >
> > > 3. If you not sure do not open or click the link
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jay Ferron
> > > ADSI, CISM, CISSP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, NSA - IAM
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "walt" wrote:
> > >
> > > > If you get a link in an email or see one on the forum, what is the best way
> > > > to tell if the link is safe. How are some ways to check it before clicking on
> > > > it? Thanks


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