Security Behaviour Database
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SB020 Checks the hyperlink's destination before clicking it

Website links can be hyperlinked to load any website, thus hiding the true destination of the link or a button. By hovering over the link (with a mouse or trackpad) or holding it down (on a touch screen device), the actual destination URL is displayed. The URL can then be checked for any suspicious characteristics.

Why is it important?

Malicious websites will often hide behind a hyperlink in the hope it won't be checked. These websites can download malware or attempt to scam people. By checking links, these websites can be avoided, potentially preventing a security incident.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Malware Infection

Malware Infection

Malware infections occur when malicious software makes its way on to a device or network.

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