Tech Tip: Preview Shortened URLs and Avoid Security Threats

By Julio Franco
Dec 23, 2010
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  1. Today's ubiquitous URL shorteners are great for keeping character count at a minimum or to make sharing easier, but as convenient as they are, they also introduce some issues. Here's a quick tutorial on how to avoid scams and security threats when using them.

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  2. Any recommended Chrome extension for this task?
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 6,907   +543

    Just updated the tip with Chrome and Opera extensions that do the magic. Thank you for the feedback.
  4. How do IE users use the 'Long URL Please'? Dragging doesn't seem to work. Thanks in advance.
  5. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I dont think you should be worried about whats on the other end of the link if you are using IE. Everything will destroy you...

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