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how to view html links without clicking

View Links without Clicking it

This particular link https://google.com will take you to Wikipedia and not google. But most people will fail to realize it until they click on it. This simple technique is quite often the start of a phishing attack and if only people knew what links to click and whatnot, we will be able to stop a huge number of email phishing attacks.

So how can you find the actual link without clicking it?

Hover over the link, see the link in the bottom left corner of your browser.

When you hover over any link browsers will display the link's destination in the bottom left corner

Now, if it’s a short link, then this browser link preview is of no use but you can use a service such as expandurl.net/expand to expand the URL before clicking it.

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