Here’s some good news if you’re one of the millions of people who have come to depend upon shortened urls in your day-to-day life.
bit.ly, isn’t just the default link shortening service used by Twitter, it’s also widely used on other social networking sites and communications as a handy way to shorten a link.
For instance, bit.ly will convert a link such as:
to the much more manageable:
Today, bit.ly announced that it was partnering with Sophos (and our friends at Verisign and WebSense) to offer additional protection to users clicking on short bit.ly links to defend against the possibility of them visiting a webpage created by spammers or phishers, or infected with malware…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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