Posts Tagged ‘ChechShortUrl’

How to Verify Link Targets Before you Click on Links

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Those shortened URLs can be a big help to people who post a lot of links, but they can also be used to hide links to malicious sites too …

Yesterday’s post about a new virus attack on Skype has shown that it is important to verify link targets before you click on the links. Because if you do not, you may end up with some nasty virus, trojan or other malicious software on your PC. What makes the Skype attack work that well is that it spreads by messaging Skype contacts, people that you probably trust not to send you malicious links or files.

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