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Preview Shortened Url's Before You Click


Doug

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Shortened URL's using TinyURL, bit.ly, is.gd and others may be convenient, but can also hide malicious content links!

 

Fred Langa offers a review of HOW-TO reveal the destination of confusing, untrusted shortened links.

http://windowssecrets.com/2010/11/25/02-Avoid-the-security-risk-of-shortened-URLs

 

When in doubt, check it out before you click!

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I guess Firefox is just an easier browser to use. I simply hover over a link, any link and it shows me what the real URL is in the bottom bar. Konqueror web browser does the same thing :shrug:

 

Don't other web browser do this simple thing?

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