Suspicious feedback links

Don Desfosse

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Suspicious feedback links
« on: August 15, 2015, 07:03:20 AM »
I was sent a warning by an ARTCC staff member that he was concerned that a feedback submission on his site included a link to a very malicious website.  Unfortunately, this happens all the time.  But I thought it was a good idea to spread a reminder to folks, both about suspicious feedback, and good "clicking" practices in general.

Folks should be aware that this occasionally happens, and they should be wary of clicking on any links that they don't recognize or look suspicious. Or, for that matter, any links in feedback submissions at all. On rare occasion, people will take a screenshot of things they are looking to send feedback for. Those are generally OK. But if the feedback sounds like an advertisement, or simply a "hey click this link" message, it's best not to.

Let's all practice safe clicks.  And if you're not sure if it's safe, abstain from clicking!
Don Desfosse
Vice President, Membership, VATSIM
Division Director Emeritus, VATUSA