While shortened links are great, they can sometimes be used for malware distribution as well. Find out about the dangers of shortened links and how to stay safe.
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UrlExt is an online service that combines up to 10 URLs into one short URL and then can automatically open multiple tabs for each URL when clicked.
Shortened URLs could contain unsafe content that can harm your computer and even steal your personal information. If you use Firefox, here is how you can preview shortened URLs and makes sure the source is safe for viewing.
Gog.is is great for sending a Google search link to someone about a topic. Normally when you search for something like Cars on Google and simply copy the URL, you will have a mess that looks like this. http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=cars&aq=f&aqi=g5&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=5014d35bb6efb157&biw=1024&bih=632 People sometimes get scared when they see all that gibberish and can’t tell what the link […]
Creating your own short URL is one of the most popular thing today. While it won’t help you to gain tremendous traffic for your site, if you have a long domain name (for example, like MakeTechEasier.com), it is surely a good way to shorten your super long URL as well as provide a branding for […]
With the emergence of micro blogging websites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc – an entire army of URL shortening services have evolved. You have used some of the popular URL shortening services e.g Bit.ly, Tinyurl.com, Goo.gl and so on. All of these services allow you to shorten a long link, so that you can use […]
A URL shortener is a service that takes in a long URL and gives you a short and memorable URL that you can distribute to anyone you want. The service takes care of redirecting users who land up at the shortened URL to the original URL. TinyURL, of course, was one of the pioneers in […]
With so many blogs and websites floating around on my address bar everyday, I find myself sending more and more “shortened” URLs to my friends. Generally the process is a bit of a pain as I have to first I have to copy the URL from the address bar, then I need to go to […]
In 2009, we saw the Twitter fail whale way too many times. There were several attacks that crippled Twitter and had many of its users (me included) wondering if they would ever be able to access their accounts again. In its 2010 Threat Predictions report, McAfee has predicted that social networking sites, like Twitter, and […]