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Untiny Fox helps against the tiny url threat...
« on: July 27, 2010, 09:52:18 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Posted about this threat before: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=42161.0

You know them, the tiny URL a way to stay under 140 characters easily, but spammers abuse them,
use the firefox add-on to view them untinied, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10181/
There are also ways to pre-view them in the original length for other browsers:

http://prevurl.com/
http://longurl.org/

An example (non-suspicious and non-malicious of course): http://longurl.org/expand?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffb.me%2FCnr8Busm

polonus
« Last Edit: July 27, 2010, 09:58:14 PM by polonus »
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