Posts Tagged ‘shortened url’

Kaspersky QR Scanner – Make Sure QR Codes are not Malicious

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

QR Codes and shortened URLs both make me nervous; it’s a bad idea to click on anything if you don’t know where it’s gonna take you.

So-called QR Codes are very similar to shortened urls. The core similarity is that you don’t see where the link takes you when you activate it. QR Codes are used in many different locations and situations. On advertisement so that you can look up additional information about an offer, in shops, public transport, magazines and on websites. The recently released WhatsApp Web uses a QR Code for instance to link the account on your phone and the web interface.

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Opera 21 – Always Display Full URL in Address Bar

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Shortened URLs frustrate me to no end; before I click on a link, I want to know exactly where it will take me … not just the domain name and protocol.

The most recent stable version of the Opera browser can display full page urls at all times now in the browser. Some web browsers display only partial urls instead of full web addresses. If you run a search using an older version of the Opera browser, and then the same search in Firefox, you may notice that the addresses that are displayed in the browsers are not identical.

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