Once in a while, I'll see someone Tweet a "link" to
file:///C:/users/... - that's the Microsoft Windows way of representing a location on a filesystem.
Usually this means that the user has tried to either drag 'n' drop something, or copied a link from their file explorer.
There are some (mild) infosec risks you should be aware of.
Find local user names - this shows you what their username is for their computer:
To help people understand why this sad painting was hanging in the law building, I wrote a Dean's Message for The Clark Memorandum. It's short.— Gordon Smith (@professor_smith) June 26, 2019
About a year ago I had a meeting with Gary Jones(Leamington Hour) when he first started his business we did a pod cast contact Gary if you need help with your social media file:///C:/Users/ASA/Documents/audioBoom%20_%20Leamington%20Hour%20Podcast%20with%20Alan%20Atherton.html
— Alan Atherton (@AlanAtherton4) April 26, 2018
Neat study using admin data to identify anesthesia handovers demonstrates increases risk of complications/mortality. Should handovers be limited?
Here's the link to the study.
— Nancy Baxter MD PhD (@enenbee) January 9, 2018
The independent #fraud watchdog Fraud Advisory Panel @Fraud_Panel has appointed David Clarke @ClarkeDMC as its new Chair. He takes over from David Kirk who steps down after four-and-a-half years
— Midlands Fraud Forum (@MFF_Forum) January 18, 2019
See who has admin rights on their machine:
Office Space for Rent in Lower Parel,Mumbai - https://t.co/15IN7bjWGz ?, http://file:///C:/Users/Admin/Desktop/officespacesonrent.com/lower_parel.html
— rentofficespaces (@officespaces11) February 22, 2020
Copy the link below to access a guide for parents on 'Transition from Primary to Post-Primary' from Folens publishers.
— St. Patrick's NS Strangsmills (@strangsmills) February 3, 2020
file:///C:/Users/Administrator/Downloads/Video%20interview%20with%20Anand%20Agarwal%20-%20Sterlite%20Tech%20-%20Axis%20Capital.pdf— Sabyasachi Paul (@sabythetortoise) January 16, 2019
If someone doesn't have their full name - or real name - on Twitter, this can reveal it:
Northview Golf & Country Club looking for Kitchen Helpers & Dishwashers. See link for info: file:///C:/Users/davidson_kathi/Downloads/NorthView%20Golf%20Kitchen%20(1).pdf
— LordTweedsmuir (@LordTweedsmuir) April 12, 2018
Tava entediado e ironicamente inspirado no curso hoje então o professor manda "quer saber bora inova escrevam um texto sobre o q quiserem como quiserem" e cheguei a isso
— TH🏠 (@1TSB8) June 12, 2019
file:///C:/Users/Brianna/Downloads/Kalamka-and-West_Its-All-One-2dcml0s.pdf let me know if this works or not! 😊— baby bop✨ (@BriAlbeezy) February 7, 2018
The main risk is one of embarrassment of posting a non-working link. But if you're trying to hide your details, there's a minor risk of you accidentally revealing your name or username.
Stay safe out there!