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Untiny Reveals Shortened Link Destinations


So called url shortening services such as tinyurl or bit.ly turn a lengthy url into a smaller one that redirects to the original destination. This is handy in several situations but especially when text is either limited (like on Twitter) or difficulty to enter.
The main problem of these services is that the user cannot identify the destination of the url just by looking at its shortened version. This is for instance exploited by users with malicious intents to lure Internet users on websites that they would not otherwise visit.
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