Well friends we are living in the era when the security threats and bugs are increasing by leaps and bounds and one of them is Phishing. This is widely used in email hacking and to get this done hackers often use the short URL services. This helps them in hiding the original URL and thus making people to click. So it becomes necessary to check the original destination of such URLs before we click them. So all you need to do is-

  • For URLS generated by bit.ly copy the URL and add a + in the end. So it becomes URL+. For example http://bit.ly/2V6CFi beccomes http://bit.ly/2V6CFi+. Now paste it in the address bar and it will show you the original destination.
  • For tinyurl.com add preview before the shortened URL. So http://tinyurl.com/1c2 becomes preview.http://tinyurl.com/1c2 Now paste it in the address bar and it will show you the original destination.

So guys I hope that next time you will not blindly click on a shortened URL. Be alert and stay safe.

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