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Prank URL Shortening Service is Good Security Basics Reminder

June 11, 2014   |   By Christopher Boyd

 

Many of us use URL shortening services on a daily basis, especially when dealing with short form communication tools such as Twitter.

Of course, it pays to be vigilant when presented with a shortening service link. While it’s a useful tools to have, there have always been issues with regards your possible final destination.

If you trust the person sending you the link but that individual was compromised, you may well find yourself on the wrong end of a malware attack or phishing link.

Over the last few days, a new URL shortening service called Shrturl has gone live which allows users to create an imitation of a real site, make some changes and save it under a Shrturl address for up to 48 hours before it self-deletes.

 

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Re: Prank URL Shortening Service is Good Security Basics Reminder

Wow that is evil!  Clever, but evil nonetheless.

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Re: Prank URL Shortening Service is Good Security Basics Reminder

specially the people that are trolling people with the E3 news

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