It is good Netiquette to refrain from following links from unkown sources. Don't follow links from hidden profiles.
Clicking a link connects your electronic device, computer, to a remote computer in the cloud, a server. The server sends information, code, to the connected computer for interpretation. Viruses, malware, and spyware can be injected into your device when a link is clicked.
Get to know a website before you follow links that it provides because unknown links may lead to malware. Blogs and personal websites are known to contain viruses. Visiting a website multiple times, checking its rank, and reputation should be done before a given link on a blog or personal website is followed or files downloaded.
Antivirus protection often ranks websites with a browser plugin. Spam email has been known to include links that inject viruses, malware, and spyware.
Follow links to sites with good reputations because antivirus provides ratings to prevent hacks.
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Two kids in the cyber forest discuss cyber safety. One child shares the rules of personal and Family (Parental) cyber safety netiquette by David Chiles with the other.