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January 18, 2017, 06:57:48 AM
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Hello;

For the last one week, I see lots of Google docs links on the forum. What is the point of that??

Is that a virus or something like that?

Thank you!
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January 18, 2017, 12:45:11 PM
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They are probably google sheet links.  People use it all the time.
But you should always scan the links for anything suspicious before visiting them.
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January 18, 2017, 02:59:03 PM
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Hello;

For the last one week, I see lots of Google docs links on the forum. What is the point of that??

Is that a virus or something like that?

Thank you!
I only see these google docs in a bounty campaign thread (ie. signature campaign, twitter, social media, etc.) There really isn't that much compared to the number of topics here.
Like jhanzo said, there's nothing to worry about.
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January 18, 2017, 10:27:50 PM
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Make sure that it's not a fake link with a redirect to anything that may appear to be a google spreadsheet (or anything you may trust/enter your password into) by hovering over the hyperlink or quoting the post.

Example:

https://google.com
which is actually
Code:
[url=https://bitcointalk.org/]https://google.com[/url]



This was an issue that was brought up about phishing attempts via a site whose url was similar to bitcointalk.

Source: Re: Spam or Forum Feature ? by Lutpin

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