Before I retired my work computer was on the police/fire network and the procedure was to google URLs before clicking.
In the example today on this group Google clearly shoowed it to be a porn site.
And yes, people can be fired. Happened where i worked as even if you click way stuff gets stored in your cache and history.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kemasa <egroupzz@...> wrote:
> On Sunday 26 June 2011, Kim Noyes wrote:
> > As you all have noticed by now my Googlemail account was successfully
> > hacked by somebody on this list and that without me biting on a phishing
> > lure.
> > There was a sex link in the hacker message using
> > my Googlemail account that I recommend be avoided if such things offend
> > your
> > sensitivities.
> This just enforces the point that you should NOT click on ANY link which is
> sent to you, regardless of who you think sent it, unless you know for sure
> that the person you think sent it actually sent it and intended to send it to
> you. If you are not 100% sure, then ask the person before clicking on the
> link, otherwise very bad things can happen. Viewing porn at work can get you
> fired, for example, unless you deal with spam as part of your job and people
> forward it to you ;-).
> List are especially bad since you don't know all the people and it is much
> harder to determine what is being sent and why.
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