Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Safer browsing

Think before you click on that convenient short-URL in Twitter or Facebook. Do you know where it will take you, and could you be inviting a virus or malware into your environment?

Fortunately there is a way you can expand a short-link to its original URL without having to open the page, simply visit: and paste in the link. This protects you in two ways:

  1. You can see that the URL under the link is really the same as the one you see in the text.
  2. You can decide whether or not to visit the site before actually risking your system.

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